The fan who originally gloved and then fought to keep Barry Bonds' 73rd home run baseball may still owe his former attorney more than what the ball fetched at auction, a California appeals court has ruled. Alex Popov claimed he caught Bonds' ball, but was stripped of it by Patrick Hayashi, who emerged from a crush of fans with the collectors' item. A judge then decided both men had rights to the ball and ordered it sold. It went for $450,000 at auction -- $23,000 less than Popov's legal bill.
Bonds' Ball Litigant Strikes Out in Fee Fight
May 31, 2005
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