So I heard there’s going to be a video showing this morning to resolve the Ken Griffey Jr. “magic baseball” suit. How do you think it will come out? Will Mr. Franchise Bob Zarco back down? Who knows:
It’s a bizarre tale of a singer and his wool hat, a man in a Sergio Mitre replica jersey who only goes by “Joe,” grainy replays that seem to prove nothing, along with claims of foul, thievery and dishonesty.
“It’s all really weird,” Kimball said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. “It makes me sick to my stomach.”
Kimball has filed suit in Miami-Dade County court, alleging, among other things, that “Joe” – identified as “John Doe, an individual a/k/a Joe and any party in control or possession of (the) Ken Griffey Jr. 600th home run baseball” – committed civil theft and civil battery against him.
Oh, and as if this all wasn’t enough drama, the story got more odd Thursday: Kimball’s side also says people – they weren’t identified – at the stadium informed their office that the infamous “Joe” struck again Wednesday night, and wrestled Dan Uggla’s game-ending grand slam away from a woman whose hands were on that ball, too.
“This guy is apparently a magnet,” said Robert Zarco, one of the lawyers representing Kimball for free.
Marlins president David Samson said “Joe,” who Samson said has authorized him to speak on his behalf, did not catch the Uggla ball.
But whether “Joe” caught it or not, Uggla left the stadium with his grand slam ball Wednesday.
That’s nice — Zarco is doing this for free. My own guess: this case is settling today.