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PHOTO: The Royals are selling water from Kauffman Stadium fountains

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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General rule of thumb: if companies can make money by branding something and slapping some fancy packaging on it, they'll do it. Baseball teams are no exception. The Royals, for example, are selling bottles of water from the Kauffman Stadium fountains:

That fine piece of memorabilia will only cost you $19.99 plus shipping. Here's the product description from the MLB.com shop:

Product Description & Features
•Take a piece of Kauffman Stadium home with you. All bottles are authenticated by Major League Baseball.
•This product is officially licensed and authenticated by Major League baseball and comes with the MLB hologram guaranteeing its' authenticity.

What would you do with a bottle of Kauffman Stadium fountain water? Well, you can't drink it, especially since this has happened:

So I guess it's a display piece. Stick it up on the mantle or a shelf somewhere and hope it starts some conversations.

(h/t The Big Lead)

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