Unfortunately, it looks like last week was National Rob Baseball Players’ Homes Week. While Evan Longoria, David Price, and Reid Brignac were at the Rays spring training facility in Florida, thieves broke into the home they rent and stole more than $50,000 worth of possessions. They lost things like iPads, watches, and TVs, but none of them lost something as important as what was stolen from the Mount Vernon home of Kyle Kendrick.
According to the Seattle Times, Kendrick had his World Series ring stolen from his home last week while he was away with the Phillies. Based on the amount of stuff that was taken, police estimated the burglars were in the house for several hours. Kendrick also lost an autographed Ken Griffey jersey, computers, clothes, and other electronics. Police are investigating why his house alarm did not go off.
I know a lot of jealous people read stories like this and have a reactions like, “good, baseball players get paid too much anyway,” but you have to feel bad for the guy. Yes, I’m sure he makes plenty of money and can buy new stuff, but you can’t replace a World Series ring. It’s the most significant, tangible keepsake a player gets for winning a championship. If would really suck if he can’t get it back.Google+