Courtesy of Chris Iles/Minnesota Twins
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries may have thrown everyone a curveball with their 72-day marriage, but that won't stop some peeps from trying to score a financial home run from their split.
The Minnesota Twins are auctioning a baseball that the then-couple signed after hometown boy Humphries threw the first pitch at a Twins game last July.
But in a case of commerce imitating life, things are not going smoothly.
The so-called "Awkward Auction" was up to $1,000 this morning before things went kablooey.
Presumably as a result of news about the bidding going viral, the site is giving wannabe buyers an error message about "technical difficulties."
(That's not to be confused with "irreconcilable differences.")
Humphries is a Minnesota native and played for the University of Minnesota before going pro and joining the New Jersey Nets.
After his split from Kardashian last October, he hunkered down in his hometown of Minnetonka.
The ball itself features both Kim and Kris' autographs, with the E! star scribbling "XO" underneath her John Hancock.
Proceeds from the auction—ending on Valentine's Day—will benefit the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. Let's just hope they get those technical difficulties sorted out.