Houston Astros “outfielder” Carlos Beltran turned 40 back in April. With the team mowing down the competition in the American League, his glove hasn’t really been needed in the outfield, which already features a logjam of talent. His last appearance in the outfield came on May 16.
So, before Monday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners, the team held a funeral for Beltran’s glove, which is in a better place now.
Carlos Beltran hasn't played the outfield since May 16. The Astros are holding a funeral for his outfield glove. pic.twitter.com/H0ncP06YAp
— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) July 17, 2017
Not pictured here: Catcher Brian McCann went all-in and dressed as a priest for the funeral, helping to deliver the leather to its final resting place.
Beltran’s bat wasn’t included in the services, as he has reached the double-digit home run total for the seventh consecutive season.