Yes. It is true. Major League baseball is auctioning off the hoodie and hat that Detroit Tigers’ manager, Brad Ausmus, left on the field after his ejection on Monday night. Make your winning bid by May 25th at 9:00 p.m. to get a piece of infamous Tigers baseball lore.
Bid now to win this one of a kind Game Worn Dugout Hoodie Sweatshirt and Game Worn Tigers cap worn by Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus wore both items for the first 3.5 innings of the Tigers vs Twins game on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Comerica Park. Then, in the bottom of the fourth inning, Ausmus became irate over a called strikeout by home plate umpire Doug Eddings on Nick Castellanos. After being ejected by Eddings, Ausmus kicked dirt on the inside part of the plate, then pulled off the hoodie he had been wearing all night and used it to cover the plate. Then, Ausmus tossed his cap — which he had removed while taking off his hoodie — on his way off the field to the cheers of the home crowd. The Tigers went on to win the game 10-8. Following his ejection, a clubhouse attendant collected the items from the field and returned them to the Manager’s office. Ausmus donated the items direclty to the Detroit Tigers Foundation with the goal of raising money for youth baseball in Detroit. Proceeds from this auction will direclty benefit the Tiny Tigers t-ball program funded by the Detroit Tigers Foundation at Detroit PAL. Neither item has been washed since the May 16 game and both items show dirt consistent with being placed or tossed on the field. Both items feature the #7, as seen in the photos.