I am a season ticket holder to the Philadelphia Soul AFL Team. One of the league rules is any ball that was in play and lands in the stands is yours to keep.
Last night a ball went into a gap by the stands where a player from the IGL was standing and he picked it up to throw to the fans. They were going to throw it to me I could tell. Before I picked it from the air another guest plucked the ball and I was a little disappointed because that really was my only chance to get a ball.
Another player saw what happened and asked for the ball to give to a young kid. He gave it up and the kid got the ball. I felt that was cool because it will be a memory the kid will cherish.
The IGL player then tossed an unused ball to the guy who gave up his ball.
I got the IGL player’s attention and asked if another ball came in that area could I have it please. I explained I’ve been a season ticket holder for years and never got a game ball. He said yes and all was good.
At the end of the game no other balls landed there and the guy who was given the ball from the IGL player offered me his ball. I declined it because I said if it wasn’t used in a game it didn’t have any meaning for me.
He scoffed and said a ball is a ball.
What do you think? Is a ball a ball or would you want one that was used in a game. I can buy a ball for $60.00 if I wanted one that was not used in a game.