The Astros Lay Carlos Beltran's Glove to Rest
A baseball stadium is not the typical venue for a funeral.
However, some are referred to as cathedrals, so perhaps it's somehow appropriate.
Sadly, the glove was no longer of any practical use for the full-time DH, but we understand it did pass away peacefully.
It appears the service was treated with the upmost respect.
— Katie McInerney (@k8tmac) July 17, 2017
This is good, because sometimes these affairs can get out of hand.
There was even a priest in attendance, or more accurately, a catcher masquerading as a priest.
Let's just all be thankful the glove wasn't possessed.
Reportedly, the Astros initially attempted to flush the glove down a Minute Maid Park toilet, but then decided to go in a different direction.
Perhaps the service was a bit premature, as the three-time Gold Glove winner was back in the outfield two days after the funeral.
No need to order that Rascal just yet, as the 40-year old can still move around a bit.