Several of the gold-plated flags on the Chicago Cubs’ 30-pound Commissioner’s Trophy snapped off while being crowd surfed at a benefit concert in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe reports.
Fans attending the annual Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser put on by Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and his brother for their charity, Foundation to Be Named Later, damaged the World Series trophy.
Both the Red Sox's 2004 and the Cubs' 2016 World Series trophies were being passed around by the raucous crowd while Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder jammed to Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World,” at about 1 a.m. Sunday.
The flags were picked up and the hardware was “repaired,” the newspaper reports, before it was displayed alongside the Red Sox’s trophy at Sunday’s game between the two teams at Fenway Park.
Epstein is seen in a video of the event posted on Instagram beckoning fans to return the trophies. In the post's caption, the user notes "#maybethatwasntagoodidea" to pass the trophies around.