So I'm walking around GABP on Monday to get out of the sun for a few minutes, Mat was dealing. I walk over to the concourse on the 3rd base side, between home and where they film Reds Live. There is a little "shop" that sells game used jerseys, balls, bats etc. and even bases used in games. So i see a beer bottle opener made from game used bats. I thought it was a novel idea so i asked the guy how much. He calmly says two-fifty and i think to myself, i've got that much in my pocket..... whoa did you say two-fifty, as in two hundred and fifty dollars? yep. For a bottle opener.
For $250 I better not only get the game used Joey Votto splinter of a bat bottle opener, but i better have Joey himself open the beer and it better be delivered by that bear that drinks Labatt's Blue. I didn't even bother to ask how much 3rd base was.