Yes, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has a baseball bat autographed by Atlanta Braves 1B/OF and former Cleveland Indian Nick Swisher. Here's the backstory, and now we need your help determining its future.
  1. We had an outreach promotion with the Cleveland Indians in 2015.
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    All stalls in Progressive Field restrooms feature our #WaitToTweet decals that communicate the potential "hazards" of using your phone on the toilet. It has been a popular campaign (proven by the stall photo shown, which was tweeted with blatant disregard for our warning) that raises awareness of the infrastructure many take for granted every day. The educational campaign also included radio spots that promoted healthy tips at home.
  2. As part of the agreement, we received several autographed items.
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    These items were raffled off to our Open House attendees in September. They included a ball signed by 2B Jason Kipnis, a batting helmet signed by former All Star Carlos Baerga (pictured), and a photo signed by manager Terry Francona.
  3. One of the items was this Nick Swisher-autographed bat.
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    Before the trade deadline in the midst of a tough season, Cleveland's Nick Swisher was traded to the Atlanta Braves. The transaction further clouded the future of this donated item, leaving us to ask the question:
  4. What should we do with it?
    When we partner with agencies and organizations for outreach, donated items become promotional opportunities to bring attention to clean water or personal responsibility. Despite the reality that the value of our Swisher bat is unclear, we still must use the item to promote our clean-water message. What do you suggest?