Former player shows off his year supply of beer for slamming homer in Japan

Baseball Kirin Brewery of Japan has kept its promise, giving an ex- player a year's supply of beer and $10,000 after his home run hit the beer company's sign last month.Brandon Laird, who played for the Astros and Yankees, is with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan's Pacific League. His solo homer against the Orix Buffaloes on May 10 hit the Kirin Beer sign over left-field fence, which meant Laird earned a year's worth of beer and the hefty prize money from the brewery. MOCK DRAFT: Who will the Phillies take with No. 1?Brandon Laird poses with his year supply of @Kirin_Brewery beer after hitting their sign with a HR on May 10!— Keith Grunewald (@KeithGrunewald) June 8, 2016Last month, Laird said he wasn't going to drink the beer, but instead would give it his teammates at practice. The $10,000 reportedly will go to a

new house in Arizona.