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Old 06-30-2013, 01:12 PM
johnny bench johnny bench is offline
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Default Broken Bats and Used Baseballs

At the Friday doubleheader with Cleveland, there was a guy sitting in the aisle directly behind the Cleveland bat boy. After the bat boy collected game-used baseballs and even a broken bat, he handed them directly to this guy. He wasn't wearing any identifiable team gear, but he was wearing what could have been a photo ID on a lanyard around his neck.

After he received each item from the bat boy, he made an entry in a little black book, and then removed a label from a roll of what appeared to be similar to a roll of barcode labels, and applied that label to the item. When he was done with a broken bat, he handed the bat to someone inside the Indians dugout. The balls he kept in a bag under him.

Didn't know that there was a market for a Yan Gomes broken bat. Have you noticed this with other teams at the Cell? At other ballparks? Where does this stuff get sold?
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:18 PM
BainesHOF BainesHOF is offline
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It's part of the MLB authenticity program.

Each team parts with its game-used items in different ways. The Sox auction items on their website and at the park and sell them at their Garage, Yard and Clubhouse sales.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:31 PM
TheVulture TheVulture is offline
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Originally Posted by johnny bench View Post

Didn't know that there was a market for a Yan Gomes broken bat.
My dad has a game used Nestor Smith bat. I don't believe ol' Nestor made it past AA, but it is still an at least somewhat treasured item.
Fire Rinky Hahliams!!!!!
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