Dodgers Send Jake Arrieta Bucket of Dirt and Rubber from Dodger Stadium Pitcher’s Mound (Pic)

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On Tuesday, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta received a hero’s welcome upon returning to Wrigley Field for the first time since throwing the 14th no-hitter in franchise history against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Sunday. The crowd gave him a standing ovation as the Wrigley video board showed a replay of the final out, and the team then presented him with his framed jersey and a commemorative photo collage of his historic performance.

As nice as all that was, though, the Dodgers kind of upstaged the Cubbies with their show of generosity.

What did they do? They sent Arrieta a bucket of dirt from the Dodger Stadium pitcher’s mound, as well as the entire pitching rubber…which, turns out, weighs a whopping 60 pounds.

Check it out:

Classy move by the Dodgers. Though I’m sure they hope the next no-hitter at Dodger Stadium is by a Dodgers pitcher. It’s one thing to dig up the Dodger Stadium pitcher’s mound, but shipping a 60-pound rubber across the country is expensive.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

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