Friday, October 5, 2012

Would You Pay $40 For Kansas City Dirt?

Would You Pay $40 For Kansas City Dirt?, Major League Baseball is trying to cash in on Miguel Cabrera's rare Triple Crown achievement. In an outrageous but perhaps not totally surprising sign of the times, it took Major League Baseball just a few hours to figure out a wacky way to cash in on Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown.

Major League Baseball is selling dirt from the Kansas City batter's box in which Cabrera completed his historic feat. The asking price? Would you believe $39.99. The authenticated dirt is encased in a clear plaque that also contains Cabrera's batting average, home runs and runs batted in.

Essentially, customers are paying $40 for less than a handful of dirt. Maybe the economy isn't as bad as we thought. But then again perhaps MLB has already done the requisite market research as it sold batches of dirt from Cabrera's 300th career home run in July for $24.99.


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