Cubs selling old World Series ivy for $200 a leaf is the best hustle in sports

There are a lot of ways for fans to immortalize a team’s championship win, and the Cubs have devised the best hustle in sports. On Wednesday the team announced that they are selling leaves from the Wrigley Field ivy from the 2016 World Series season for the low, low price of $200 each.

The team emailed season ticket holders on Wednesday night and presented them with the unique opportunity. Instead of throwing away the ivy’s leaves at the end of the season, the Cubs collected them for sale. A special hologram has been affixed to each leaf by the team to prove its providence and a total of 2,016 are being sold, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.

So luckily, his bad brush with baseball as a 3-year-old didn’t scare him away from the sport. Now he’s joining his dad in the Nationals organization.

Last week, Dusty Baker said he understood his son’s worries about the draft.

We’ll undoubtedly see the Gators’ go with Singer to start Game 1 in the final week of work Faedo’s done for a while, if not the rest of the CWS going. He threw 113 pitches on Saturday 74 for strikes, mind and the only capacity in which he may see mound from here on out is in middle or late relief, if that.

That back-and-forth is what makes baseball beautiful. The odds and the skill, the unlikely and the likely. And on Tuesday night, Scooter Gennett scooted out of obscurity, hitting four homers in a game, even though it wouldn’t have been a major surprise if he didn’t hit another four home runs in his career.

I’m not sure if it makes the pantheon, though. He had 15 homers last year, after all, and having a legendary game isn’t quirky enough on its own. The only way he moves from Simply one of the best games in baseball history to In the pantheon of quirky baseball twofers is with his name, which isn’t that unusual. Maybe if he named himself after a Muppet Baby to avoid discipline from a cop, he’d make it.

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