From Marc Lancaster:
The bit in the seventh inning tonight with Dunn negotiating to get Edwin Encarnacion's first home run ball back was one of the more bizarrely amusing things I've seen on the field in a long time. Here's Adam's recap of what went down:
"I knew how important it was to him, and it was getting kind of late in the game and you didn't want that guy to leave. So I took ball out there to try to exchange it with him, and it ended up working. His pen didn't, but the other thing did.
"I just walked up to the fence -- I didn't know who caught it, but another guy came down and I asked him to talk to whoever talked to the ball and how it was his first one and blah, blah, blah. I asked if I could switch balls with him and he said yeah, he would do it. He asked if I'd sign it and I said yeah, hurry, people are waiting. He gave me the pen and it didn't work, and I was like, gosh. Then it finally worked. The main thing is, we got the ball."