He doesn’t want to pocket any cash, but the fan who caught Manny Ramirez’ 500th homer–and gave it back– is hoping to control its fate.
Home run ball mania hit Boston and Baltimore before it migrated to Florida for Ken Griffey Jr.’s 600th.
Manny Ramirez hit #500 at Camden Yards last week. The brothers who made a tag team effort to snare it decided to return the ball after receiving some autographs and an assurance that Ramirez would sell it to raise money for some children’s charities.
Now, Damon Woo might be having second thoughts. He’s not interested in getting the ball back for himself. He just wants to see it wind up in a place accessible to all fans who might want to see it.
He told the Boston Herald he’s already working on a plan.
Woo also talked to the Providence Journal about the favorable reaction he’s gotten for giving the ball back.