No Braves news from the Winter Meetings yet, but the Braves Caravan schedule will be released soon. (Cities and dates, not players yet.)
Unrelated to those things, MLB sends some weird emails. No, I don't need any more Braves gear right now. I have an entire drawer dedicated to Braves shirts, two jerseys in the closet, two fleeces. I don't need any of the things below - look how crazy.
|Game-used Baseball from Chipper Jones' 2,500th Hit Game (4/8/11)|
|Game-used Baseball from Chipper Jones' 1,500th RBI Game (4/13/11)|
|Game-used Baseball from Craig Kimbrel's 39th Save of 2011 Game|
(Breaks NL Rookie record for saves) (8/21/11)
|Game-used Baseball from Julio Teheran's 1st Win Game (9/8/11)|
Ball 1: $75. One bid as of 1pm on 12.6.11. Oh, and notice it doesn't say it's Chipper's 2500th hit - it appears to just be a ball used in the game.
Ball 2: $75. No bids as of 1pm on 12.6.11. Also doesn't say it's Chipper's actual 1500th RBI ball.
Ball 3: $75. One bid as of 1pm on 12.6.11. I may not know / remember all the baseball stats in the world, but I do remember that Neftali Feliz set the rookie saves record in 2010 with 40 saves. Therefore, Craig Kimbrel would have broken said record with save #41. Not #39.
Ball 4: $75. One bid as of 1pm on 12.6.11. Did Teheran actually throw this ball? Or did Cristhian? Or EO. Or Anthony Varvaro. We don't know! Four pitchers ran out that day. Who knows?
This post is not to discourage you from bidding on these baseballs. I try not to be so skeptical, but I have a lot of questions about these auctions. (Clearly.) :)