In a stunning announcement by the Cubs today, the Ricketts family extended a 2016 World Series championship ring to exiled super fan Steve Bartman. But lost in the fine print were details on the other commemorative rings the team discretely opted to issue.
“To be fair, the Chicago Cubs would also like to extend world championship rings to the Sianis’s family’s billy goat, the black cat from ’69 and Leon Durham’s Gatorade-soaked glove,” stated team spokesperson Jordan Miller. “Each of these entities played a pivotal role in our 108 years of anguish – making last year’s victory all the more sweet. We’re now able to ‘pardon’ each of them by means of this priceless memento.”
It’s unclear at this time how the rings will be posthumously distributed to the Sianis familiy and mysterious owner of a cat deceased for over 40 years. Conversely Leon Durham, current hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers, was spotted in the clubhouse wearing his infamous glove and measuring the fingers for size.