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Up for Grabs (2004)

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The absurd true story of the legal battle over the "Million-Dollar Baseball." Barry Bonds' record setting 73rd home run ball sparks a melee in the stands at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Marty Appel Marty Appel ... Himself
Barry Bonds ... Himself
Patrick Hayashi Patrick Hayashi ... Himself
Kevin M. McCarthy Kevin M. McCarthy ... Himself
Alex Popov Alex Popov ... Himself
Ted Rowlands ... Himself - TV News Reporter
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The absurd true story of the legal battle over the "Million-Dollar Baseball." Barry Bonds' record setting 73rd home run ball sparks a melee in the stands at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. One guy caught the ball, another guy ended up with it. Who is the rightful owner? The lawyers can't agree; the fans can't agree; even the wisened professors of property law can't agree. This is a story documenting the hilarious lengths to which someone will go for a baseball, and the few fans that will put their lives on hold for years, staking everything on one judge's decision. Written by Dave Ciaccio

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2007 (Japan) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,881, 8 May 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,881, 8 May 2005
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Crooked Hook Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Was nominated for the William Shatner Golden Groundhog Award for Best Underground Movie. The other nominated films were Green Street Hooligans (2005), Mirrormask (2005), Nine Lives (2005) and Opie Gets Laid (2005). See more »

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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.25 (2015) See more »

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A Real Hard Judgement Call
20 September 2008 | by fanaticpressSee all my reviews

This documentary was very well done. It followed the case between the two guys that said they should have the 73rd home run ball. While watching it I was thinking the one that caught it should have the ball but after watching it I'm thinking the one that ended up with the ball should have had it. In a free-for-all situation like that, the one that walks out with the ball should keep it. It had me wondering how it would turn out in the end and I wasn't very surprised really. The only real surprise was what the lawyers for the guy that "found" the ball did at the end. Don't want to spoil it for you. Well worth a watch. And I'm not even a baseball fan.

Side note: The person that ended up buying the ball at the auction was once a very popular comic book artist for Marvel Comics. He later worked for Image Comics and created SPAWN. He owns a company now that puts out high quality collector figures. McFarland Toys.


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