I’m still amused by the notion that the Yankees are going to go to court with the argument that they simply could not, with any reasonable effort, find a way to market Alex Rodriguez passing Willie Mays on the all-time home run list. And while, yes, I realize that it’s a totally phony argument on their part — the desire to not pay A-Rod $6 million because they hate A-Rod being the real reason — I grow more amused when I see stuff that puts the phony argument to lie.
Stuff like this, brought to my attention by Eileen White:
That’s from the MLB Auctions site. It’s among the highest bids for any memorabilia at the moment. There are a couple of Patriot’s Day game Red Sox jerseys currently up by about $100. Kris Bryant’s bat from his first plate appearance is too. Everything else that is higher is either super one-of-a-kind like the autographed lineup cards from Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter and stuff like golf outings to Pebble Beach with Hall of Fame players. Most regular game-used merchandise from non-special games is hundreds of dollars less. In some cases over a thousand less.
But please, Yankees, tell me how there would be zero interest in your efforts to market Alex Rodriguez. I’d be fascinated to hear your reasoning.