Yep, after 6 years in the ocean the words are still readable...

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15 Nov 2017 02:33 - +5671
How did he know what number to text if it's covered in black
15 Nov 2017 02:03 - +3133
You wouldn't text "I want to be a super hero" to a number where you're not sure what you're dealing with. You'd say "hey this is weird but, I found this softball with your number on it" it wouldn't be a tinder pickup line
15 Nov 2017 01:30 - +1868
Well it does say permanent...
15 Nov 2017 01:27 - +1056
The thirst 💦
15 Nov 2017 01:28 - +593
*l i t c h r a l l y*
15 Nov 2017 03:11 - +494
Maybe the guy pulled it out of the water the night after she threw it and took 6 years to work up the nerve to call her. If so, this should probably be on /r/sadcringe
15 Nov 2017 02:23 - +492
"oh my lol," god has left us, and he's not coming back
15 Nov 2017 02:22 - +433
Oh my lol
15 Nov 2017 01:38 - +217
I could believe this.
15 Nov 2017 02:55 - +163
Where does it say “cute guys text me”...? All I see on it are her name and number.. I call Farva’s favorite restaurant on this.
15 Nov 2017 01:54 - +100
This is somewhat plausible
15 Nov 2017 04:25 - +78
"I met my boyfriend on Tinder but I'm embarrassed about it so I'm making this shit up. I know it's only been a week but I can't wait to make him tell this story at our wedding."
15 Nov 2017 01:58 - +52
I mean, that could be a photo she took of the ball 6 years ago, before she threw it into the sea.
15 Nov 2017 03:06 - +34
This person got their phone in eastern Kentucky
15 Nov 2017 05:25 - +31
Nope. Someone found this ball the next day after it was thrown into the water. It ended up in a bin somewhere and was forgotten for 6 years. Anyone who has accidentally left a softball in the back yard for the winter would know they don't hold up this well. The robust stitching gives it away.
15 Nov 2017 03:39 - +23
Well she could have thrown it into the sea, and it washed straight back on shore when the tide came in, and then just sat under a rock or something until it was found. Isn't that wild of a story.
15 Nov 2017 05:27 - +19
This reminds me of the time I moved to a new city and started hanging around with these kids that played baseball. This kid, Benny, knocked the ball into this old guys backyard... He had a man eating dog, so we couldn't get it back. I told the guys that I had a ball and stole one from my stepdad. I didn't know it at the time, but that ball was signed by Babe Ruth!! Well, we lost it of course and spent days trying to figure out how to get it back from the beast. In the end, it all worked out, though!
15 Nov 2017 04:51 - +12
But wouldn't the writing on the ball have faded a little after being in the ocean for six years?
15 Nov 2017 03:05 - +11
Entirely possible. Unlikely but possible.
15 Nov 2017 04:37 - +10
15 Nov 2017 06:22 - +9
This looks fake as fuck Edit: Just realized I was in r/ThatHappened
15 Nov 2017 05:38 - +6
> who even r u I can hear the annoying nasal vocal fry just by reading this.
15 Nov 2017 03:13 - +3
Right bc it wouldnt wash back up on shore that evening when the tide came in
15 Nov 2017 06:49 - +3
15 Nov 2017 05:21 - +3
Where was it flung into the water and where did it end up?
15 Nov 2017 07:12 - +3
Sharpie lasts longer then average phone numbers
15 Nov 2017 05:38 - +3
Shoutout to the 606
15 Nov 2017 07:11 - +3
Shoot I don’t even have the same phone number that I had 6 years ago.
15 Nov 2017 05:45 - +3
"who even r u" This phrase just pisses me off.
15 Nov 2017 02:21 - +2
15 Nov 2017 06:48 - +2
I loaded 10 soda bottles with notes, sealed them, rented a plane and flew 20 miles off the coast of Daytona Beach. Tossed them all out the window and waited. About 3 days later I started getting letters. All of them washed up on the beach about 5 miles south. One asshole even sent one letter from Chicago, saying he found it in Lake Erie. End of experiment.
15 Nov 2017 04:25 - +2
Bitch didnt reply at the end
15 Nov 2017 06:05 - +2
“oh my lol.” Are there people that really communicate like this?
15 Nov 2017 05:47 - +2
It's not impossible if it got stuck in the mud or something. I had someone call me about by discgolf driver 9 years after it hit a tree and bounced into a river. Permanent marker really does stick unless there are abrasive forces in action.

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