Phillies Fans Can Buy Citizens Bank Sod
Following the 2009 season the Phillies completely removed the original sod from Citizens Bank Ballpark and have re-sodded it for the 2010 season. Still, they didn't want to just throw all the old stuff out, after all, a World Series was won on that grass. So instead of tossing it, they're now giving Phillies fans a chance to buy it.
Fans can go to phillies.com or stadiumassociates.com to purchase 3" by 3" pieces of the sod, that have been freeze-dried, preserved and kept in a UV-glass case. Each piece comes with a photo of Citizens Bank along with some highlights about the park, and features a tamper-proof, hologram sticker that can be verified at the Phillies' official website.
Each case is individually numbered 1 through 2009.
Now, depending on which piece of grass suits your fancy, the costs vary. You can get the plain old green kind of grass for the price of $79.99, or if you're feeling frisky, you can drop $119.99 for a square of grass that had the Phillies "P" logo painted on it behind home plate during the postseason.
Whichever way you go, you're likely setting a personal record for amount of money spent on grass that you had no intention of smoking.