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"The Ball" is the first Christmas episode of the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, aired as the twelfth episode of the show;s first season (though it is actually the thirteenth episode in production order).


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Ray discovers, after many years, that the autographed Mickey Mantle ball he got as a kid from his father is not authentic. Feeling hurt by the fact that his father was not truthful about it, he decides he is going to tell Ally the truth about Santa Claus.


The episode was included in the Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete First Season DVD set, released on September 14, 2004.


Actor/actress Character
Ray Romano Ray Barone
Patricia Heaton Debra Barone
Brad Garrett Robert Barone
Madylin Sweeten Ally Barone
Doris Roberts Marie Barone
Peter Boyle Frank Barone
Andy Kindler Andy
Sawyer Sweeten Geoffrey Barone
Sullivan Sweeten Michael Barone

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