Catch This: Astros hold mock funeral for Carlos Beltran's glove
KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer
1:06 PM, Jul 18, 2017
HOUSTON (AP) - Carlos Beltran hasn't used his glove in a game in more than two months.
So on Monday, the Houston Astros gathered around their teammate in center field and laid his mitt to rest, holding a mock funeral to send it off.
The silly ceremony was held at Minute Maid Park before batting practice, prior to the AL West leaders hosting Seattle. The Astros all wore black shirts to mark the occasion except for Brian McCann, who donned a black robe to officiate the service.
As McCann spoke, the players formed a semi-circle around him and knelt as the glove was placed in a shoe box and three faux tombstones that read "R.I.P." were placed around it. Beltran captured the whole thing on cellphone video.