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The Great Sports Souvenirs

When you hear the umpire yell “Foul Ball” at a baseball game, it’s kind of an exciting play for the baseball fans because one lucky fan gets a shot at a free souvenir. Some hockey fans might tell you a story about how cool it was to get hit in the head with a hockey puck at a NHL game. It’s another free souvenir!


Any type of ball, puck, jersey or piece of equipment used in a professional sports game is a great souvenir to bring home, and sometimes these things can become very valuable. What are the most valuable souvenirs you can get at a Big League game?


Bonkers For Baseballs

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When Barry Bonds was blasting over 70 homeruns every season, fans were paying extra to sit in the homerun bleachers to get a shot at catching the record-breaking homeruns. Barry was hitting so many homeruns out of the stadium and into the San Francisco marina that baseball fans were even buying kayaks to track down any homerun that could fall into the Ocean.


Bucks for Balls

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If you want to know why the fans are so crazy for snatching one of Barry’s homerun blasts, just check out what these souvenirs are selling for online. Barry’s 762nd-Hometun-ball which broke the record for most homeruns by one player all-time, was sold on an online auction for $376, 612.


Ask and You Shall Receive

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The easiest way to get a souvenir at a pro game is actually pretty easy. The athletes have a soft spot for children, so all you have to do is ask them for something and there’s a good chance they’ll just give you a piece of something they have on them. The best time to get something is after the game when the athletes are leaving the court/rink/field. They usually look for a nice happy kid wearing their jersey and if you’re lucky, they might just hand you their stinky jersey right off their back.


Get It Autographed!

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Make sure to get your souvenir autographed just after the game. There is usually an area where reporters meet the players after the game for interviews. This is a great spot for you to try and ask politely for your favorite player to come over and quickly sign your souvenir. The autograph is not just a nice way to make your souvenir unique, but you might get a chance to say something nice to your hero.


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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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