Come on out on the water with Gene Wojciechowski, who visits the clan of kayakers in a crazy place where Barry Bonds’ home run balls can turn into a dash for cash. The big payday awaits when #756 splashes down.
Larry Ellison bought his specially outfitted speedy watercraft with some of the $17,000 he made from auctioning off Barry Bonds’ 661st home run ball (the one that pushed him past Willie Mays into third on the all-time list). Ellison could have cashed another check with No. 660, but instead he and his son gave the ball to a grateful Bonds in exchange for some memorabilia.
Anticipation is building among the armada of kayak captains who will race after a ball with a $1 million price tag on it should Bonds push one beyond the right field wall.