The only thing more outrageous than Josh Reddick's flowing hair was how much two fans paid for it after he cut it off.

During a silent auction at a recent Oakland A's game, two friends split the $40 price for the quaff of hair. In their defense, they said they didn't mean to bid on the hair, but someone misread the form.

Later in the game, hair in hand, the fans caught a home run from outfielder Seth Smith. The long ball was part of a five-run seventh inning in which the A's overtook the lead from the Baltimore Orioles. So the bag of locks quickly became "rally hair."

Perhaps the only redeeming fact from this story is that the money the fans paid for the hair will be donated to the A's Community Fund and other local charities.