That sound you hear is Christmas jumping the shark. Again.
Major League Baseball Properties and MLB Advanced Media announced Monday that an exclusive auction of game-used and autographed items from this past postseason will begin on Friday. The auction will run until Dec. 7, and it will feature more than 50 extraordinary items that will make historic keepsakes, including:
One of the cans of bug spray used in the Yankees dugout during Game 2 of the American League Division Series in Cleveland. Remember Joba Chamberlain trying to deal with those pests on the mound? This figures to be a huge conversation piece, and probably not something you want to spray on that next camping trip.
But it’s not all gloom and doom. There’s also this:
A Manny Ramirez signed base and ball from the World Series, signed Jason Varitek jerseys and other items used and then autographed by the world champion Red Sox. You’ll even be able to find hand warmers used in the Red Sox dugout during the bitterly cold Game 3 of the World Series at Coors Field in Denver, where Boston survived a late Matt Holliday three-run homer on its way to the sweep.
Also: Here’s Thanksgiving with the Aqua Teens. Enjoy.