July 2, 2008 |
Asterisk and all, Barry Bonds' 756th home run ball has finally landed in the baseball Hall of Fame. Fashion designer Marc Ecko, who purchased the ball for $752,467 in September, donated the ball Tuesday after months of back and forth about whether the ball would permanently belong to the Hall. "We are very happy to receive the baseball as a donation, and not as a loan," Hall spokesman Brad Horn said. "We look forward to adding this ball to our permanent collections."
October 14, 2012 |
When Eugene, Ore.-based Will Leather Goods opened the doors of its first flagship store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in late September, 60-year-old founder and Chief Executive Bill Adler found himself barely a belt buckle's toss from the Venice Beach boardwalk where he started his career hawking belts three decades ago. "It was 1981, our first child had been born and there was a Screen Actors Guild strike that was going on for months," recalls Adler,...
February 7, 2000 |
Women's fashion week started off with a big bang Friday night at a party in the spectacular new Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History on Central Park West. Even guests' outlandish outfits (coats that looked like shag carpets, underwear worn on the outside of pants, etc.) took a back seat to the $210-million center, which media and store buyers got to preview before its Feb. 19 opening.
September 23, 2007 |
Depending upon the will of the people, the baseball might go untouched, or it might get blemished with a big, fat asterisk. Then again, it just might be strapped onto the back of a rocket and launched into the ether. A deep drive, hit to heaven. Talk about a tape-measure home run. The orb in question is the baseball that Barry Bonds famously launched into the bleachers during a Giants game last month in San Francisco. This was no hum-drum hit, and this is no everyday ball.
September 21, 2007 |
Is Marc Ecko "stupid," as Barry Bonds says of the man who paid more than $750,000 for home run ball No. 756 and is asking Internet users to decide its fate -- one of the options being to launch it into outer space?. . . . Is he "an idiot," as Bonds also says of the clothes designer? . . .
November 2, 2007 |
Already at the center of tennis' gambling probe, No. 4-ranked Nikolay Davydenko was criticized for his play at a second consecutive tournament Thursday, when his poor serving during a loss at the Paris Masters drew a rebuke from the chair umpire. Davydenko, the defending champion, finished with 10 double-faults and 36 unforced errors in a 6-2, 6-2 third-round defeat against No. 22 Marcos Baghdatis. The Russian was booed during a match in which he lost serve five times.