Ok, scenario time.
Your neighbor's house is burning down, the firefighters are on the scene already, and everyone is safe. So why in the world would you run back into the burning house?
For a Roger Clemens signed baseball.
Seriously folks, I can't make this up. That's exactly the scenario the Pete Ringo of Montgomery, Texas found himself in. Upon realizing that the ball signed by their beloved Clemens was still inside the Carnahan's burning home, Ringo sprinted in to save the ball from the fire, smoke, and water damage.
“He even ran inside because he knew we had a baseball signed by Roger Clemens,” Tracy Carnahan said. “I never would’ve thought of that.”As an autograph enthusiast myself, I can certainly understand having a valuable keepsake, in both monetary and sentimental value. But risking your own life to save a signed baseball is a bit much, don't ya think? And it's so ironic that the ball in question was signed by none other than "Mr. Steroid" Roger Clemens. I'm sure Roger would be thrilled to hear that even after the steroid allegations, people are willing to risk their lives for his signature. Now that's loyalty.
(Side Note: Whose more popular in Texas, Clemens or Nolan Ryan? And why do Texans love flame throwing right handers? There has to be a reason!)
Also, Clemens signature on a ball is currently raking in $20-$40 on eBay. I know the economy is terrible, but I'm going to have to go with sentimental value on this story. Who woulda thought that a Roger Clemens signed ball would be worth the same as a Steve Yeager signed ball. Talk about depreciation!