Although there is still a layer to this story that I’d be fascinated to find out*, we can wrap up the most important part: no, despite an announcement to the contrary, World Series MVP Ben Zobrist is NOT selling his ring. You may cancel all sadness.
Michael spoke with someone this evening who could confirm as much, and Paul Sullivan also tweeted a dated picture of a happy Zobrist holding his ring:
I can confirm that Ben Zobrist still has his World Series ring and is not selling it. #Cubs
— Michael Cerami (@Michael_Cerami) June 7, 2021
In case anyone still has doubts, Ben Zobrist shows off his 2016 World Series ring today. pic.twitter.com/fGbAJP4iv3
— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) June 7, 2021
All happiness and joy associated with Ben Zobrist’s awesome run in that World Series – including THE hit – can now be safely folded back into your memory without concern that something terrible later befell Zobrist and forced him to sell his ring. And also you can stop dreaming about buying the ring (Brett), and your imaginarily large wallet thanks you.
*Namely, how did Heritage Auctions come to believe they had a client who was in possession of Ben Zobrist’s World Series ring and had authority to sell it? And how did that all happen with such conviction that they sent out the announcement?