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Wanna buy the bat Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza in the 2000 World Series?

Jan 28, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

Roger Clemens Piazza bat

If you answered yes, it’s your lucky day:

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions is selling the splintered Mizuno Pro Limited, which still has Piazza’s name cleanly etched on it. The bat was consigned by Jeff Mangold, who was the Yankees’ strength and conditioning coach from 1984-88 and 1998-2006.

“I’ve had this for 13 years,” Mangold told ESPN. “It was just sitting in my office and very few people knew about it. But I think this is an article of sports memorabilia that has some substance to it.”

The lesson here: if something big goes down on the field, grab the nearest piece of equipment you can. It might just buy you a new car or pay for your kids’ college education or something.

  1. xsherr - Jan 28, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    is it possible for this to be used as evidence against mr clemens for the alledged PEDs usage?

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 28, 2014 at 5:32 PM

      exactly how would that legal argument go?

      • km9000 - Jan 28, 2014 at 6:15 PM

        I guess as far as Clemens’ excuse for throwing it in the first place.

      • plmathfoto - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:48 PM

        Not sure, but they could do a roid rage video, and talk about what people would do on roid rage, then show him throw the bat, then show him insisting he didn’t throw it at Piazza, and also insisting he thought it was the ball.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jan 28, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Does he have any proof that it is what he says it is?

  3. raysfan1 - Jan 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    “But I think this is an article of sports memorabilia that has some substance to it.”

    I agree, and that substance is wood.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 28, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      funny.

    • sabatimus - Jan 28, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      Perhaps a little pine tar..

  4. 18thstreet - Jan 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    I'm gonna buy this, and then when I pick it up from the auction house I'll scream, "I thought it was a ball!" http://t.co/hVOk1NfUM0— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) January 28, 2014

  5. cohnjusack - Jan 28, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Should be titled “Wanna buy the bat that got Clemens immediately ejected from the game and subsequently suspended?”

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 28, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      or “wanna buy the bat that Clemens thought was a ball?”

    • plmathfoto - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      Only problem is, he was neither suspended nor ejected from the game, try to explain that one

      • cohnjusack - Jan 28, 2014 at 10:12 PM

        …hence, the word “should”

      • davidpom50 - Jan 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

        Your comment was poorly executed. No, the article should NOT have been titled that, because that would be an in accurate article title. Perhaps you meant “Wanna buy the bat that should’ve gotten Clemens immediately ejected from the game and subsequently suspended?”

  6. mrbiz8505 - Jan 28, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Was there any punishment AT ALL for this roid rage??

    • plmathfoto - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      Nope, none..ever

  7. sabatimus - Jan 28, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    I’ll shove that bat up your a** and turn you into a popsicle.

  8. dirtyharry1971 - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    its too bad Rocket didn’t shove the bat up piazza’s a$$ I know I was rooting for it

    • Reflex - Jan 28, 2014 at 10:54 PM

      Somehow I find nothing surprising about this particular fetish of yours…

  9. canadatude - Jan 28, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Is the bat barrel as big as those huge hot dogs at Yankee stadium that Dirty Harry and Evil Empire swallow with one bite?

  10. nymets4ever - Jan 29, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Piazza is a New York sports hero…Clemens is a fat, roid-raging piece of crap who will never make the HOF…

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