Make 'em pay

Minor leaguer traded for 10 baseball bats

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer May 23, 7:51 pm EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP)—During three years in the low minors, John Odom never really made a name for himself.

That sure changed this week—he’s the guy who was traded for a bunch of bats.

“I don’t really care,” he said Friday. “It’ll make a better story if I make it to the big leagues.”

For now, Odom is headed to the Laredo Broncos of the United League. They got him Tuesday from the Calgary Vipers of the Golden Baseball League for a most unlikely price: 10 Prairie Sticks Maple Bats, double-dipped black, 34-inch, C243 style.

“They just wanted some bats, good bats—maple bats,” Broncos general manager Jose Melendez said.

According to the Prairie Sticks Web site, their maple bats retail for $69 each, discounted to $65.50 for purchases of six to 11 bats.

“It will be interesting to see what 10 bats gets us,” Melendez said.

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I really hope this kid gets it in line & turns into a all-star. Nothing better than being able to look back at something like this & give the offending party a proper salute.

Next up WSOPWAP (it will make sense soon)


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