The Mockingbird

Tough Times for Derek Bell

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Anyone have 17k laying around for a priceless piece of Toronto Blue Jays history off Ebay? Apparently Derek Bell needed the money. Free shipping!


While you’re admiring (or not) the giant diamond Blue Jay eye, here’s a rundown of the rings over the years courtesy of Home Run Derby…


Written by halejon

April 17, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Posted in Seriousness

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  1. How could you Derek?

    brent in Korea

    April 18, 2009 at 5:32 am

  2. Baseball reference lists Derek Bell’s career earings at $26,912,500.

    That is some seriously, seriously poor financial management to be in a position where you need such a relatively tiny amount compared to what you earned in your career.

    Heh, in a weird bit of irony the commercial that just played on the TV while I was writing this was for Sico paints, and the song lyric was…

    “I see your true colors” repeated.

    TV 1, Derek Bell 0.


    April 18, 2009 at 9:58 pm

  3. […] think most of the baseball blogosphere missed this sad story when Mockingbird posted it earlier in the month, but the World Series ring that Derek Bell won with the Blue Jays in 1992 was […]

  4. […] enough of his career earnings, including his Pittsburgh based 4.5 mil, that he needed to hawk his World Series ring. The problem may not have been related entirely to the moving expenses related to being traded […]

  5. Sad story to read about you…. what about your Autistic sons future???? Really Derek. What about Rico

    Tarsha Sastre

    June 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

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