We’ve had a few people bring to our attention this weekend a Rays 2008 AL Championship ring that is currently up for auction on eBay. Most want to know: a) is it real?; b) whose ring is it?
First of all, it is not a player’s ring. Coincidentally, we wrote about the various rings that were produced back in February after Matt Garza had his ring stolen.
In total, the Rays had 480 rings produced. The one in question on eBay appears to be one of the $5,000 rings that were given to front office employees that had been with the team since the beginning. If you zoom in one of the pictures, you can see the name of the employee on the side of the ring.
I’m not expert on ring forgeries. But if you want to own a real AL Championship ring, this might be your chance. But just know it is not a player’s ring.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- David Price won that PGA Pro-Am event we mentioned late last week. Here’s a video of Price being interviewed at the tourney. [TampaBay.com]
- Not surprisingly, the Rays are one of many teams that have spoken with Torii Hunter’s agent. [LA Times]
- Here’s another national writer that just assumes that the Rays will trade a pitcher, writing “That the Rays will trade a starter this winter seems like a given.” Anybody that is paying attention, or read just a single quote from Andrew Friedman knows this is not a “given.” Could the Rays trade a pitcher? Sure. But the Rays love to hoard starting pitchers, and if they don’t get the right asking price, they will be more than happy to keep all of the pitchers. [NBCSports]
- The Rays do not want Joel Peralta to play in the World Baseball Classic. [TampaBay.com]
- One Phillies writer does not want BJ Upton. [DelcoTimes.com]
- Mark McGwire says he would not vote for himself for the Hall of Fame. [BI Sports]
- Josh Freeman is quietly have a very good season, and the Bucs are right in the middle of the playoff race. [JoeBucsFan]