How bad do you want a World Series Ring? Or perhaps the better question is how much money do you have to waste?
A former member of the Phillies front office who has chosen to remain nameless to this point has placed their ring from the 2008 WFC Phillies season up on eBay. Starting bid is just a shade under $20,000, so you may have to crack open your Carlos Ruiz piggy bank.
A few more details:
-The ring is 14 karat white gold and contains 103 diamonds totaling 3.84 karats
-The 103 diamonds represent the 92 regular season and 11 postseason wins for the Phillies in 2008.
top of the ring is crowned with a ruby inlay and the Phillies signature
"P". The "P" is inset with diamonds and sits upon a panel of pave set
bright cut diamonds.The title "World Champions" is written along the
rings top and bottom outer rim which is also bordered in diamonds.
left side of the ring features the team's name, Phillies, written in
script across the front of the City of Philadelphia's most identifiable
landmark, the Liberty Bell. The bell and clangor are inlaid with 11
diamonds, symbolic of the team's 11 wins in the 2008 postseason. The
employees last name is written prominently above the bell. Crossed bats
appear directly beneath the bell.
championship year, 2008, stands out across the right top side of the
ring. Two diamond baguettes have been placed within the zeros to signify
the clubs two world championships. The World Series trophy rising out
of Citizens Bank PArk signifies the tremendous support of our fans who
cheered the team on throughout the entire 2008 regular season and
postseason games. The 2008 World Series team logos and final score in
games (4-1) are noted on either side of the trophy.
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.
Jackson, who is expected to be a top draft pick in next month's NBA draft, will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail.
Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament because of the incident.
The 6-foot-8 Jackson has now resolved two cases that had dogged him during his lone year at Kansas. He earlier reached a diversion agreement that requires him to attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year for his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year.
Jackson had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. He signed the diversion agreement on April 26.
It appears the Big3 League media blitz is already underway.
Allen Iverson and his Killer 3s team doesn't start play until the end of June and doesn't roll through Philadelphia until the middle of July, but that hasn't stopped the Answer from doing a little promo for the gimicky league.
A.I. sat down with actor and general hoops junkie Michael Rapaport for Fox Sports 1 for a segment that will air next month but they shared a teaser online.
In it, the topic of trash talking comes up. Iverson says he wasn't much of a talker himself but witnessed plenty from the likes of Michael Jordan who used intimidation to get to Aaron McKie.
You can check out the Big3 League's full season schedule right here.