As the article in the Glasgow Evening Times put it:
Since arriving at Ibrox just over three and a half years ago, he had been forced to look in from the outside as four Hampden final victories passed him by.He has a good fan base.You can buy his poster here.
So, if ever there was a moment in the 25-year-old's career that he was going to enjoy to the full, it was yesterday as the Gers players gave boss Alex McLeish glory in this competition for the third time in four seasons.
Ball smiled: "It was great to earn my first medal at Rangers. Being a part of that yesterday was very special for me.
"There had been four finals I had missed out on because of my injury problems, and that was obviously tough.
"We won the Scottish Cup and the CIS Cup twice but I was just up there in the stand.
"You don't really feel a part of it when you are injured.