The Cleveland Indians’ second baseman, Jason Kipnis, recently lost the shin guard he’s been using since college. When he went to buy a new one from Easton, however, he learned that his exact model was no longer made. So, naturally, he put out a call to action.
But what he promised was fairly unusual and definitely a bit funny:
Resorting to some last options here… but have worn this model shin guard since college and it's gone missing! @eastonbaseball doesn't even make the white one anymore so I'm wondering if there's anybody out there that has one of these hanging around and wants to send it to me in return for some tickets or memorabilia! I can get you some @lindor12bc signed gear!!! 🤣. If you have one, DM a pic of proof and we'll talk!! It's gotta be the white one!!
Yep. In exchange for an exact model of Kipnis’ shin guard (must be in white!), he’ll trade you an autograph … from Francisco Lindor.
Obviously every baseball fan would love an autograph from Lindor – he’s not just one of the single best players in baseball, but also one of the most likable – but I say Kipnis is selling himself short! After all, he is a two-time All-Star who’s twice received down-the-ballot MVP votes!
My guess is any Cleveland fan would be happy to have his.
Update: And just like that, someone came through with one!
Back in action! Thanks to all the people who helped! Guys came thru so much I even have a backup now!! pic.twitter.com/KheTkoZPr7
— Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) April 14, 2017
Back in action, indeed.