Win the World Series and you can pocket more than just a pretty ring.
The Philadelphia Phillies kept hopes of a repeat alive in the World Series Monday night, beating the Yankees 8-6 at Citizens Bank Park. The Yankees still lead the series 3 games to 2 and are heading back home for Game 6.
The Phils are the defending champs and a second straight title would no doubt mean a team that’s already revered would gain even loftier status in the eyes of fans and collectors. A Yankee victory would add another chapter to the team’s long history of titles.
Winning a World Series also means you’re loved for life in that city. Philadelphia went crazy for the Phillies after last year’s triimph and that put memorabilia companies in high gear, setting up signing sessions to meet the demand for autographed items.
Truth be told, players turn down as many offers as they accept. There’s a deluge of pay-for-signatures and a lot of other benefits to winning a Series, according to this story in the Philadelphia Inquirer.