THE PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT BASEBALL -- AND HOW TO SNAG ONE AT A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME




Photos of the ball




first photo of the rubber band ball, circa 1984

with my best friend Jimmy

working on the ball in my bedroom

not the most comfortable pillow

examining some thick rubber bands

holding the ball, circa 1989

life is hard when you're 13 years old

using the ball for my Math Fair project

an artsy shot for photography class

struggling to lift the ball, circa 1997

rubber band ball versus basketball

my half-sister Martha holding the ball

rubber band ball at 100 pounds

posing with the ball, circa 1999

rubber band ball at 133 pounds

rubber band ball at 140 pounds

another weird surface pattern

at the Queens Museum of Art

kids adding to the ball at the museum

rubber band ball at 158 pounds

194-pound rubber band ball versus a baby

rubber band ball at 200 pounds

the ball on the stoop of a building

the ball on a pile of green rubber bands

filmed at home with the ball

rubber band ball at 250 pounds

closeup of the surfance

rubber band ball at 253 pounds

the ball wrapped up for a trip

outside a hotel in Scarborough, Canada

rolling the ball through the hotel lobby

filmed by the Discovery Channel

pushing the ball up a ramp

finally getting to see it bounce

with TV host Ziya Tong

the highest that anyone can lift it

forklift putting the ball back in the car

cousin Nicho who inspired the ball

with Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th career hit

adding tan bands one pound at a time

one pound of blue bands

one pound of red bands
pound of green bands
one pound of green bands
heading to Central Park
rolling the ball to Central Park
onlookers
people adding bands and watching
kids trying to lift it
kids trying to lift the ball
grown-ups lifting it
grown-ups lifting it
Swedish tour group
Swedish tour group enjoying my weirdness

fixing all the twisted bands