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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Plain-Dealer: Livingston: Putting his mark on baseball’s shame

Cool! Tom Wilson…from Verve Records to Swerve Recor…oh, he did…in 1978 you say. My bad.

The Tom Wilson asterisk, made of foam rubber and available for $9.95 at, is similar to a “We’re No. 1” foam finger. It comes in four colors and reads “Steroids” on one side and “Asterisk” on the other.

...He is not alleging any conspiracy to restrain trade, although he is a self-described “little guy who believes in capitalism” who thought he had a timely idea and has been hassled every time he tries to sell it.

He had sold 50 asterisks after he showed up outside Dodgers Stadium when Bonds’ San Francisco Giants were in town. Then what he calls the “vendor police” showed up and told him to move along because he didn’t have a permit. At Wrigley Field, ticket-takers weren’t going to let him in with the foam-rubber stars until Wilson said: “They’re seat cushions. I sit on my asterisk.”

Repoz Posted: June 26, 2007 at 12:49 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: June 26, 2007 at 03:04 PM (#2418292)
“They’re seat cushions. I sit on my asterisk.”

The proper response to which would have been, "You'd have to kiss my asterisk."

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