Time is the most important factor in giving an artifact value. So when the Cubs finally won their first World Series in 108 years, the final out of Game 7 became a special piece of baseball memorabilia.
Anthony Rizzo is a baseball junkie. He knew this. And when he caught the final out on a throw from Kris Bryant, he pocketed the ball.
Anthony Rizzo doesn’t know what he’s going to do with the final out ball. I doubt he ever gives that up.pic.twitter.com/efTKTymvwv
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) November 3, 2016
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) November 3, 2016
— MLB (@MLB) November 3, 2016
"I don't know what I'm gonna do with that ball," Rizzo told Ken Rosenthal after the game. "It's going to be cherished forever though. We're in the books. We're in history forever. This team is brothers forever, no matter what.
That doesn't sound like a guy who's ready and willing to give that ball to the Cubs, MLB or the Hall of Fame any time soon.
Smooth move, Anthony. But actually, what are you going to do with it?