In “Up For Grabs,” Barry Bonds’ 73rd home run in 2001 triggers chaos in San Francisco’s PacBell Park. Patrick Hayashi claims the ball, but Alex Popov insists it’s his, sparking a legal clash backed by video proof.

The film, through a mockumentary lens, humorously explores human ambition, turning a dispute over a baseball into a comedic commentary on greed and fame.

Up for Grabs | June 30, 2007 (Japan) 7.3
Director: Michael WranovicsWriter: Michael WranovicsStars: Marty Appel, Barry Bonds, Patrick HayashiSummary: The absurd true story of the legal battle over the "Million-Dollar Baseball." Barry Bonds' record setting 73rd home run ball sparks a melee in the stands at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. One guy caught the ball, another guy ended up with it. Who is the rightful owner? The lawyers can't agree; the fans can't agree; even the wisened professors of property law can't agree. This is a story documenting the hilarious lengths to which someone will go for a baseball, and the few fans that will put their lives on hold for years, staking everything on one judge's decision.
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