When Theo Epstein was in Boston, there was the epic bloody sock from Curt Schilling during Game 2 of the Red Sox's 2004 World Series title.
Now, in Epstein's second year in Chicago, there's the bloody baseball.
On April 24 during a game in Cincinnati, Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija received a cut on one of the fingers on his pitching hand when he reached up to try to snare a groundball on the first batter of the game.
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Samardzija stayed in the game, but his finger continued to bleed.
The Reds took full advantage of the interesting angle and auctioned off one of the balls Samardzija used during the game.
On Friday, David Kaplan and the SportsTalk Live panel discussed the crazy story.