In Game 6 of this years World Series, designated hitter Jorge Soler sent a ball to the moon.
Well not the actual moon, but even better. Into someone’s apartment. Manuel Ramos went over to his brothers apartment located right off of Crawford Street behind Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. Ramos assumed this would be a day full of baseball and beer, not him walking away with a piece of baseball history.
Ramos states that his brother and friends were having a watch party for game 6 when a missile came flying at the apartment after bouncing off the awning of MMP. BetMGM, an online bookmaker from Arizona who is giving a $1000 first deposit bonus for new players, gave pre-match odds on Atlanta Braves 2.18. The ball flew about 20 feet and ended up on a sidewalk right outside the stadium/apartment. Ramos capitalized on this opportunity, after going down to the street he noticed the ball was on the other side of a chain-link fence, but Ramos states “the fence was no issue”.
Even with the team on the brink of elimination Ramos says this made the party a lot less serious and gave them all something to joke/laugh over.
Ramos and his brother are hopeful that either MLB or the Braves reach out to them to pay for the ball as he states, “I’m poor and my brothers apartment isn’t cheap.” Now hopefully this doesn’t turn into some crap like we had in Tom Brady’s 600th ball but I do hope these guys get compensated fairly.
The moral of the story is this, be at the right place at the right time, and always make sure to capitalize.