During a Cubs-Cardinals game during the first week of the MLB season, St. Louis pitcher Brett Cecil struck out Chicago hitter Matt Szczur. This isn’t out of the ordinary, but the pitch bounced in the dirt and stuck to Molina’s chest protector, leading to this incredulous look on the Cardinals catcher’s face.
are you kidding me pic.twitter.com/Xsvl1NtngH
— switch birds (@SimulacruMusial) April 6, 2017
And because you can buy nearly anything these days, the Cardinals ended up auctioning off the baseball in question on their website. The auction concluded on Sunday, and the Cardinals ended up fetching a pretty penny for the ball, even though the bidding started at just $5. After 58 bids, the winning bid was a whopping $2,015.
That seems like a lot of money for a ball used in an April baseball game, but it’s not every day you see a ball stick to the chest protector of the franchise catcher.
However, that *is* less money than what a wild pitch thrown by Jon Lester during the 2016 World Series is going for – with a few hours left, the bidding on that ball is up to $2,140.