War veteran decides to get outfitted with Chicago Cubs prosthetic eye (photo)
Unfortunately, there is little information available on the man behind the Chicago Cubs prosthetic eye depicted above save for a tweet from the Smithsonian’s official Twitter account, but that does not take away from the sheer awesomeness of an Iraqi War veteran’s decision to have his evidently much-beloved favorite Major League Baseball team imprinted upon his new artificial eye.
After losing his eye in combat, he has decided to replace the iris in his prosthetic eye with the Chicago Cubs? That’s dedication. Although it’s not the first time a fan has traveled down this path of into the pantheon of “Gotta Support The Team” Hall of Fame. You may recall Kansas City Chiefs superfan Steve Graham, who, after losing his eye in an accident, was fitted with a Chiefs glass eye. Both of these guys exhibit true love for their respective favorite teams, folks.
[via @Smithsonian, by way of Getting Blanked via Eye on Baseball]