Fact: in Massachusetts, Red Sox World Series rings are actually legal tender! At least among some folks, anyway.
The associated press reports that police conducting a raid at a suspected drug dealer’s home in Quincy, Massachusetts found a stolen 2004 Red Sox World Series ring in the booty. In addition to that, they found a “significant” number of oxycodone pills, money-counting machines, police scanners and $9,000 in cash.
Sadly, the ring belongs [belonged?] to a team employee, not a player or coach, so it’s nowhere near as fun of a story as it could be.
I just hope to God it wasn’t Bill James, or some hack columnist would accuse sabermetrics of being a gateway drug.