Hehe ya I thought your initial response was a llttle mild.Btw, I bet adding an animated rat as an alt ball could look really neat.
oh bollocks me, you actually did!
With BAM custom ball coding we can create balls of all sizes, textures and colors and transparency. with the miniplayfield /object grabbing tool we can grab , scale and animate anthything.
And anything we grab can in turn be attached to the ball.
You can then make the underlying ball invsible and make the attached object trace the rotation or in the case of the rat ball I made it ride the ball and point in the right direction.
In theory I could grab a whole playfield , shrink it and make it a into a rotating ball :)