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Bonds Ball Scheme Angers Dodgers

San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds points upward after hitting his 699th career home run during the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are fuming over a man's scheme to try to catch Barry Bonds' 700th home run ball.

The investment banker, Michael Mahan, spent nearly $25,000 buying tickets for two games against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium next month.

He figured it was a worthwhile investment because the ball will fetch a much higher price.

But now he's reselling the tickets for a profit, since it appears the Giants slugger will reach the milestone earlier. He originally bought the right-field tickets at the group-discount rate of $3.50 — but he's selling them for $15 each.

He's also requiring the ticket buyers to sign a contract promising to hand over any Bonds home run ball they might catch, and split the money from selling it.

The Dodgers don't like it. They're threatening to let fans into the section for free if there are empty seats.