Thursday, September 20, 2007
Lofty Spending Meets Glass Houses
Baseball may be as American as mom and apple pie, however it became a war of words recently when Barry Bonds said that Marc Ecko, the man who bought his 756th home run ball is an "idiot." Reports say the final selling price was $752,467. Bonds said Ecko could have found a better way to spend three-quarters of a million dollars. Ecko set up a web site to ask America to vote on one of three final resting places for the lofty ball. Among them includes blasting the baseball into space on a rocket ship. "He's stupid. He's an idiot," Bonds said. "He spent $750,000 on the ball and that's what he's doing with it? What he's doing is stupid." HIA suggests that people that live in glass houses should not throw baseballs, or is that stones? In fact, “he who is without sin should cast the first stone.” This type of "stupidity" could cause all of us to stop a moment and take a personal inventory of lofty spending – then retain some of the stash and give it to those who offer support and direct services to the poor in our neighborhoods.