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With one home run, a baseball player in Japan won $10,000 and a year's supply of beer

What's better than hitting a home run? Hitting a home run and getting free beer! Former MLB player Brandon Laird is playing in Japan for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (yes, HAM FIGHTERS) and managed to net himself a big reward. Hitting off fellow major leaguer Brandon Dickson, Laird went deep to left field and bounced his homer off a Kirin beer sign.

That might seem routine until you realize that by hitting that sign Laird won a cool $10K and all the Kirin he can drink for a year. It might be partially to waste though, because while he plans to use the money on his house back in Arizona, he doesn't plan to drink the beer. Wasted free beer is the saddest free beer -- and free beer is rarely sad.

h/t Cut4