Jay Mohr sells Pete Rose's chewed gum on eBay.
April 9, 2002 3:46 PM   Subscribe

Jay Mohr sells Pete Rose's chewed gum on eBay. There's no satire like self-satire, is there? ESPN talk-show host Jay Mohr had Pete Rose chew a piece on air, took it from him ("I have to touch it so I can tell the story," he said (more or less)), put it in a beaker that Rose then signed, and is now selling it on eBay to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It's currently at -- no kidding -- US $1,050.00.
posted by mattpfeff (11 comments total)
(Mohr was inspired by a similar eBay auction, of a piece of gum chewed by Luis Gonzalez, mentioned at the bottom of this roundup. I couldn't find any history of that auction, however; it seems to have been removed....)
posted by mattpfeff at 3:49 PM on April 9, 2002

Coulda been worse, mattpfeff, someone might've wanted to auction off Lenny Dykstra's tobacco juice.
posted by jonmc at 3:52 PM on April 9, 2002

Or John Kruk's beer-drenched sweat.
posted by Ufez Jones at 3:53 PM on April 9, 2002

John Kruk! I loved that big, beer-gutted mullet-headed yo-yo. I loved that whole damn Phillies team that year as a matter of fact, shame the #@%* Blue Jays beat 'em.
Thanks for that reminder, Ufez.
posted by jonmc at 3:59 PM on April 9, 2002

Mattpfeff: Details of that auction.
posted by rcade at 4:02 PM on April 9, 2002

As a person with CF, I hope it goes to $25,000!!! I don't know what idiot would buy it, but good for him for doing something good with the $$$.
posted by aacheson at 4:21 PM on April 9, 2002

jonmc ... [smacktalk] I liked Wild Thing Williams...but then I was a Jays fan [/smacktalk]. Great Kruk link though, that stu-man is incredible! Makes me wish I had a card I could sign and send to him!
posted by srboisvert at 6:32 PM on April 9, 2002

srboisvert-Even us Jay-haters loved the "Wild Thing."
How could you not love a relief pitcher guaranteed to instantly raise the suspense level of the game by walking three batters, then sending the next three down swinging to win. It was an extra-bonus-treat to watch Jim Fregosi swig from his Maalox bottle everytime Mitch took the mound.
posted by jonmc at 6:39 PM on April 9, 2002

I don't know. I always had a soft spot for Darren "Dutch" Daulton. Not so much gut, but almost always (at least) an inch more of curly mullet than kruk.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:48 PM on April 9, 2002

Golly....being English, I have no idea what this is all about...but I'm presuming baseball (I think pitcher is the clue)

I do recall a story about an obsessive english football (read soccer) fan - who collected the chewed gum output from Manchester Uniteds manager (read Head Coach) Alex Ferguson- after games...

No auctions yet....
posted by mattr at 1:51 AM on April 10, 2002

mattr -- Pete Rose is the all-time leader in "hits" in American baseball, who became a baseball manager after retiring as a player, and was later banned from baseball (and the Hall of Fame) for allegedly gambling on the sport (though there's never been an official finding of guilt).
posted by mattpfeff at 8:22 AM on April 10, 2002

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