DENVER - Radio host Steffan Tubbs says he has the ball used in an unassisted triple play and has no intention of holding it for ransom or auctioning it off on eBay.
Tubbs, co-host of KOA-AM's morning show in Denver, said he just wants to give it back to its rightful owner - Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
Tubbs said he was sitting in the radio station's seats behind the Rockies' dugout with his two kids on Sunday when Tulowitzki turned the 13th unassisted tripleplay in major league history. Tubbs said he nabbed the ball when Colorado first baseman Todd Helton threw it into the stands moments after the play.
It's now stored in a Ziploc bag at his home.
Tubbs said he has heard that Tulowitzki is interested in getting the ball.
"Anything he would feel like is a fair trade would be welcome," Tubbs said. "I'm just having fun with it. I never understood how you could hold a ball like that for ransom. This guy could play 500 seasons of baseball and never have that happen again."
"Our hope is that at the earliest opportunity we will schedule a meeting with Troy and Steffan to exchange an autographed item for the baseball," said Jay Alves, vice president of communications for the Rockies.