Back in mid-November, during the Baseball's year-end award season, MLB decided to tweet something interesting to the world (see it above). With social media being a huge driver for marketing and sales nowadays, why not try to manufacture something in hopes of hitting viral gold? Well, MLB struck it rich when they shared a WWE/WWF style championship belt they created on photoshop for recently announced CY Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. (They did the same for other award winners, as well)
Understandably, the twitter world was excited and hopeful that such a thing could exist. Unfortunately, MLB was just joking around with us, but Vince McMahon, the big cheese at the WWE, never jokes around. Within 8 hours of MLB tweeting the photo, McMahon followed up with a tweet of his own promising to make those belts a reality. See it below.
Envious, was I. Heck, I'm sure many MLB'ers were jealous. After all, who wouldn't want this?
Well, this afternoon we find out that Vince McMahon has followed through. From a screen grab of a tweet by Clayton Kershaw, we find out that he has gotten his belt. See it below.
Unfortunately, the Cy Young belt does not look anything like the mock-up created by MLB. That's understandable since I'm sure trademark and copyright issues surely reared its ugly head. Still, this might be one of the coolest things ever, and I'm sure every future winner will be wondering if they will get their own.
BTW, Nick Punto's wife chimed in with her own 2 cents on twitter.
I would love to see this. We can call him Captain Claw, and he can run around the stadium with a dish brush in hand while body-slammin' the opposition.
UPDATE: Zack Greinke's wife also provides some hilarious commentary.
I think were about to witness a little rumble!
UPDATE II: Holy Moly! The Iron Sheik just responded to the Cy Young belt on twitter. This has just hit epic status!
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