I had to post again when I came across this article; too funny. Barry Bond's famous 756th ball is to be branded with an asterisk: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2007/09/27/2007-09-27_poll_results_say_barry_bonds_ball_will_h.html?ref=rss
As funny as that is (which is hilarious), the guy paid around $750,000 to do that. That money could have been put to (in no particular order of importance): vaccinations, infectious disease research, or buying me a new car. Sad.