Prominent Prospects, Postseason Prosthetics
End-of-the-season existential anxiety can wait until next week, as today I am pleased to provide some info on a charitable initiative happening in the here and now.
Limbs For Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing amputees with prosthetic limbs, has announced a Triple-A jersey auction to benefit its Dominican Outreach Program. A septet of autographed jerseys are now up for bid, and the following players are featured:
Tanner Scheppers(Oklahoma City RedHawks)
Cameron Maybin (New Orleans Zepyhrs)
Ryan Kalish (Pawtucket Red Sox)
Kirk Nieuwenhuis (Buffalo Bisons, also the hardest name to spell in all of the Minors)
Tyler Flowers (Charlotte Knights)
Jesus Montero (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees)
Jay Jackson (Iowa Cubs)
The auction ends at 11 p.m. on September 21, in conjunction with the end of the Minor League Baseball postseason. The annual Bricktown Showdown will be played that evening, pitting the winners of the Pacific Coast and International Leagues against one another in a battle for Triple-A supremacy.
Limbs For Life has been developing a presence within Minor League Baseball as of late, having previously staged similar auctions in partnership with the Iowa Cubs, Tacoma Rainiers, and Oklahoma City RedHawks. Limbs For Life PR director Ryan McGhee writes that “We feel there’s a natural connection between baseball and the Dominican Republic, and this is a good way for professional baseball to give back to the country.”
Agreed! And, if nothing else, you’ve got to give Limbs For Life credit for having an excellent motto: “We’re Not Asking For Much…Just An Arm and a Leg!”
Bid HERE, and enjoy this final weekend of Minor League postseason action.