MINNEAPOLIS -- When reliever Jesse Crain was pitching for the Minnesota Twins, he was trying to find a baseball-themed bed for his son, Hunter. Not satisfied with what he was finding on the internet, Crain turned to Kurt Weber.
Weber is the father-in-law of Crain's former Twins teammate and current Minnesota closer Glen Perkins. A teacher and hockey coach by trade, Weber enjoys woodworking in his spare time. So he made Crain a bed out of baseball bats that turned into a one-of-a-kind item.
Since then, Weber and Vision Custom Design have made several more baseball bat beds, one of which is available as part of the Twins' Broadcast Auction. The auction runs Monday and Tuesday, beginning at the first pitch of each day's Twins game and ending 10 minutes after the final out.
The bed -- which opens at 700 for the auction -- includes baseball bats on the main headboard, with baseballs on the end with laser engravings of current Twins players such as Joe Mauer, Josh Willingham and Perkins. ...