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Ball finally gets his Toy HOF props

Nov 19, 2009, 11:09 AM EDT

Well, the ball has finally been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. On hearing that bit of news, one might assume that the Toy Hall of Fame had just been established, and that ball was among the inaugural inductees. Shockingly, you’d be wrong. The Toy Hall of Fame is 11 years old, and 41 toys were voted in before ball, including Lincoln Logs and Play-Doh. Lincoln Logs. It’s like not voting Willie Mays into the MLB Hall of Fame on the first ballot.
This is my favorite portion of one of the stories on ball’s induction, from Popwatch:

Last year, the HoF inducted the stick, so I guess a ball isn’t that out of character

Yeah, stick is in the Toy Hall of Fame. But where would stick be without ball? This travesty has angered many, including Jon Stewart. See his rant on the subject following the jump.
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This paragraph from the Washington Times may be the greatest thing ever written in a major newspaper:

Along with the Big Wheel and the Game Boy video device, the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester chose the ball Thursday to join its all-star lineup of 41 classics, including the bicycle, the kite, the jump rope, the teddy bear, the stick, marbles and Mr. Potato Head.

The ball chose Chris Berman to introduce him at the induction ceremony.

  1. Threat Level: Midnight - Nov 19, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    The refrigerator box is the Art Monk of the Toy Hall of Fame.

  2. Rick Chandler - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    And we have our first +1. Nicely played.