Mientkiewicz-Red Sox ball dispute heads to arbitration

Updated: December 17, 2005, 9:30 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Doug Mientkiewicz and the Red Sox are going to arbitration to decide who owns the ball from the final out of Boston's 2004 World Series victory.


On the same day Mientkiewicz finalized a contract with the Kansas City Royals, the Red Sox agreed to dismiss the lawsuit they filed last month asking for the Suffolk Superior Court in Massachusetts to order that the ball be returned to the team.

Instead, the commissioner's office filed a grievance Friday. ...

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