Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 10/17/11
Are you a Boston Red Sox fan who's long on cash, but short on good feelings after last month's historic collapse? Then Scott Williamson may have just the thing to get you back to whistling 'Dirty Water' and humming 'Sweet Caroline' in no time. Williamson, a reliever who pitched just 28 innings in 2004 before blowing out his elbow and missing the postseason, has put his World Series championship ring up for auction. There's no telling how much it might fetch, but Lenny Dykstra's 1986 World Series ring sold for $60,000 in 2009. Williamson is banking on a rich Red Sox fan to pay even more for a rare item that represents the end of Boston's 86-year World Series drought. So what's driving Williamson to get so unsentimental and go the old ballplayer's route of cash for gold?  Well, like many Americans, Williamson and his family have a lot of cash tied up in a dream home they built in 2004 and he's looking to become a little more liquid. But he also wants to devote some of the money to b...
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