Real Men Wear Pink
On Tuesday, August 28, the Louisville Bats wore special pink jerseys in support of the fight against breast cancer. The jerseys have all been signed, and are now up for auction.
Ryan Jorgensen, Joey Votto, and Jay Bruce are tied for the lead at $260.
Mark Bellhorn's jersey is next, with a $245 bid, but don't count those chowderheads out yet. Bellhorn's item has gotten the highest bid in all Bats charity auctions this year, often with a late surge.
Joey Votto and Aaron Herr:
Marcus McBeth with the strikeout:
Even Buddy Bat wore a pink jersey:
Proceeds will be donated to the Louisville chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Auction ends at midnight, Sept. 3.
Nice post, Bubbafan. How much for the Bat’s jersey?
Buddy Bat’s jersey has 5 bids and is up to $110.
There’s been a lot of bidding over the past couple of days. Improbable underdog Ryan Jorgensen now has the highest bid, $310. (Wonder if they spelled his name right this time?) In second place is Jay Bruce, whose jersey is currently going for $290. Former front-runner Joey Votto’s jersey is up to $280. In fourth place is Mark Bellhorn, now at $255. Fifth place is held by Paul Janish’s jersey, at $210.
The auction is over, and there’s a surprise or two. The jersey that brought in the most money was that of Joey Votto. Not unexpected.
What was a surprise was the first runner up. The second place jersey belonged to…Jeff Bannon. Boy, I didn’t see that one coming. He is neither a veteran star or a hot prospect. His items have not brought in the big bucks in previous auctions, and didn’t look like it was going to this time, either.
Here’s the top five:
Joey Votto: $431
Jeff Bannon: $385
Ryan Jorgensen: $360
Mark Bellhorn: $265
Jay Bruce $130
This is the first time Mark Bellhorn’s item didn’t bring in the most money.
And if anyone’s wondering, Buddy Bat’s jersey went for $130.