Cody made pitch for Ferrari
After joining the Giants, Cody Ross cashed in with a World Series championship.
In the aftermath of celebrating a title, the former Marlin wondered if he also was due a red Ferrari.
Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald blogs that Ross made a stab at trying to collect on an incentive thrown out by Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria prior to the 2009 season. Hoping to pep up the team, Loria stated that he would give his red Ferrari to the player voted MVP of the NL Championship Series.
Ross was named the NLCS MVP in San Francisco’s win over the Phillies.
At the GM Meetings in Orlando, Loria clarified the situation: “I said whoever wins the MVP in the World Series and playing for us can have my car. The whole concept was to get to the World Series.”
On Wednesday, Ross responded in a text message to MLB.com: “The deal was made back in ’09. He said whoever was the NLCS MVP he would give his Ferrari. … So I texted him wondering if the deal was still valid.”
No, the red Ferrari offer was off the table since Ross didn’t win it as a Marlin. Ross certainly isn’t walking away empty handed. He is receiving a World Series ring.
– Joe Frisaro