Back in the 2000 World Series, Yankees starting pitcher Roger Clemens got Mets catcher Mike Piazza to foul off an offering, resulting in a broken bat. The barrel ended up in Clemens' proximity and he fired it in the direction of Piazza.

Of course, the always-truthful Clemens said he thought it was the ball -- and given that pitchers pretty much always would throw the ball at the hitter and not to first base (right?), I'm inclined to believe him. It just makes so much sense and who are any of us to argue with such sound logic from a known truth-teller like the Rocket?

Anyway, an anonymous bidder has purchased the broken bat for $47,800, per newsday.com. Apparently the bat was headed for the dumpster after the game but then-Yankees strength coach Jeff Mangold saw it and decided to grab it.