Enterprising sorts have been making a mint in the trade of Game 5 ticket stubs all day. That makes sense. Those stubs get you entry to tonight's game which could end in a celebration that's sure to end up destroying a good chunk of Philadelphia.
Another would-be entrepreneur is trying to make a buck off the unusual goings-on Monday night. An Ebay listing is offering rain water to baseball fans hoping to obtain a little bit of, well, I'm not sure quite what they're getting. From the listing:
Game 5 of the World Series, October 27th, 2008, Suspended as the tears of the Gods & Fans Rain down upon a city so hungry for victory that the Tension is palpable...Does the rain change the destiny for one of these hungry teams?...Some will laugh but others will covet this tangible piece of history in the making.
Two notes for potential buyers. You're crazy to be buying rain water and you're insane for buying this rain water. You see, this isn't even rain from the game but from "the same storm system that brought the game to a screeching halt." It was collected five miles away from Citizens Bank Park where, presumably, nothing much of interest happened on Monday night.
I'm not really sure the seller has a good handle on what makes something a "tangible piece of history" unless he's targeting those with a fetish for southern New Jersey weather history.
(H/T Darren Rovell)