KOA's Tubbs: I Have Triple-Play Ball
May 2, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
Did CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KOA-A/DENVER's STEFFAN TUBBS end up with the ball used by COLORADO ROCKIES shortstop TROY TULOWITZKI to turn a rare unassisted triple play SUNDAY? TUBBS says that he got the ball when first baseman TODD HELTON flipped the ball into the stands after the inning, but the TV footage of the play cuts off with HELTON jogging on his way to the dugout still in possession of the ball, leaving the evidence inconclusive.
The morning co-host said in a statement on TUESDAY, "I was thrilled to have the ball, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized this was a piece of ROCKIES' history. Considering how rare a ball it is, it definitely belongs in the BASEBALL HALL OF FAME." TUBBS says he'll be happy to turn the ball over for the HALL or to TULOWITZKI, and TULOWITZKI says he'd love to meet TUBBS and get the ball. TULOWITZKI's cap and jersey are already on their way to COOPERSTOWN.