Thursday, May 18, 2006

L.A. Man Foaming At Mouth Over Foam Asterisk Conspiracy

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A man in Los Angeles is foaming at the mouth over what he believes is a major league conspiracy against his foam asterisk.

For the last few months, Tom Wilson has been protesting Barry Bonds’ run for the home run record by marketing a foam asterisk similar to those “No. 1 foam finger” that are commonly sold at baseball games.

Wilson says he sells tons of the $10.95 foam asterisks when Bonds and the San Francisco Giants, play at Dodger Stadium or at Petco Park but, for some reason, he’s having a hard time getting it manufactured.

He says numerous foam companies have turned him down because “they don’t do anything controversial.”

Even worse for Wilson: He says stores won’t sell them because of sweetheart deals giving Major League Baseball approval of every item that’s sold.

Wilson has managed to find someone who will make the asterisks for him but they charge $7 and he is only selling them for $10.95 apiece.

That makes the asterisk a real business risk but Wilson is okay with it for now since he believes his foam protest is his way of saying he believes “steroids are still in the game.”

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