Detroit — Ely Hydes just wanted a second to gather himself and give it a few notions, and the Tigers’ body of workers didn’t provide him that. And so, said Hydes, this is the purpose why he walked out of Comerica Park on Thursday afternoon with the baseball representing Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols’ 2,000th career RBI.
One day later, given a while to assume it over, Hydes said he has modified his mind. He plans to give the ball to Pujols or the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
“I slept on it,” Hydes instructed The Detroit News over the phone on Friday night. “All I ever desired changed into to sleep on it. I slept on it and I awakened and I suppose (Pujols) is a category act.
“He’s not my player, he is no longer my man, I don’t deserve the ball.
“I reconsidered. One-hundred percent, I’m both going to give it to Pujols or to the Hall of Fame.”
And earlier than you ask, no, this is not a cash grasp.
“I do not want any cash,” Hydes said.
Hydes, who attended Thursday’s game with two pals he met inside the Peace Corps, caught Pujols’ 0.33-inning domestic run. He failed to without delay know the significance of the home run till the Tigers PA announcer made an assertion that Pujols had grown to be the 1/3 legit member of MLB’s 2,000-RBI club, and additionally while ballpark safety without delay started to swarm him.
The Tigers’ safety body of workers wanted the ball for Pujols, and made one offer after any other — negotiations started out with a Pujols signed the ball and ended with a Pujols signed ball, jersey, meet-and-greet and a few memorabilia from Tigers megastar Miguel Cabrera.
Hydes grew to become all that down, in a massive part, he said, due to the fact he felt the Tigers were pressuring him to turn the ball over. A “hard sell,” Hydes stated.
The Tigers disputed that Thursday, and again Friday in an assertion from VP of communications Ron Colangelo, who became now not present for the interactions among Hydes and Tigers group of workers on Thursday.
“We spoke with members from the Comerica Park operations and safety staffs that had touched with the visitor, and we don’t have any doubt that our team of workers carried out themselves in a professional manner when speak with the visitor,” Colangelo stated Friday. “After generous offers of each angel and Tigers autographed memorabilia, consisting of a meet-and-greet with Albert Pujols, our team of workers informed the guest that a selection had to be reached because the Angels could be leaving the ballpark quickly after the game ended.
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