Add the Double-A Bowie Baysox to the list of Orioles affiliates who are making available to fans some of their uniform jerseys. Unlike the sales being conducted by the Single-A Frederick Keys and Delmarva Shorebirds, the Eastern League Baysox are conducting an online auction of their black-and-teal alternate jerseys featuring Rocko, the pitching fish.
Those jerseys not auctioned off during the final weekend of the regular season are up for bid through Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. Pre-registration for the auction is required. All jerseys available are included in the online auction, and all winning bidders will also receive a letter of authenticity from the Baysox. There will be a $75 reserve for non-game-worn jerseys and $100 for game-worn tops, and bids must be placed in $10 increments. Items are as-is - including grass and dirt stains, and other imperfections that don't come out in the laundry over the course of a baseball season.
Payments must be made via major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover); cash, checks and mailed-in payments will not be accepted. Winning bidders will have their jerseys mailed via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail and a shipping/handling charge will be added to all winning bids unless other arrangements are made by emailing email@example.com with AUCTION in the subject line.
Who's available? As of Friday morning, you can have the jerseys worn by several O's who had minor league injury rehabilitation assignments with the Baysox, including Brian Matusz, Derrek Lee, Alfredo Simon and Cesar Izturis. Wynn Pelzer, Adam Donachie, Steve Johnson, Cole McCurry, Dan Kline - all can be yours.