Orioles Prospect Needs To Find A New Superstition Now That Hostess Has Closed Up Shop

Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Gausman was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles, signed to a $4.23 million signing bonus and pitched 15 innings of professional baseball this year. Because baseball players are weirdos, Gausman must eat four powdered mini-doughnuts prior to each inning he pitches. Obviously he only eats Hostess brand powdered mini-doughnuts and is thus in bit of a pickle since the Hostess's unfortunate news.

Gausman took to Twitter to express his dismay and received condolences in response. But Gausman is in luck, because there remain avenues to acquire his intra-game snacks: the cream-filled pastry black market. That signing bonus will come in handy.

Late Friday and Saturday, the opportunists took to eBay and Craigslist. They began marketing their hoard to whimsical collectors and junk-food lovers for hundreds - and in some cases - thousands of dollars.

We'll leave it to Rovell to figure out what Gausman is looking at per-doughnut, per inning.

h/t Anthony
Orioles prospect Kevin Gausman receives bad news — about doughnuts [Baltimore Sun]
Price of Twinkies skyrocket online as Hostess plans to shut down [NY Daily News]