We knew that times were sometimes tough for former baseball players, but we never expected that former Yankees closer John Wetteland would resort to selling his 1996 World Series Ring on eBay.
But, alas, there it is, apparently, shining and glowing in all its 14 karat-gold, 44-grams glory.
We don't know much about Wetteland's post-baseball career — as we mentioned the other day, he was a former Satanist sympathizer before becoming a born-again Christian — and we don't know if he originally sold the ring to the vendor, or even if it's the actual ring. But a World Series hero selling his ring? A Yankees World Series hero selling his ring?
To steal a line, good thing George Steinbrenner isn't alive to see this.