Thursday, December 28, 2006

A bargain

Earlier this week my brother took the boys for the day (such a good uncle). During the day-long love fest he took them to the major league ballpark and bought them items from the shop.

One guy ended up with 50 playing cards (the other got a miniature mascot). When they came to my office he started to show a colleague the entire pack. This colleague patiently commented on each player ("He was good." "He wasn't so good." "He started off not so good but then got better.") when they came upon a card for Jose Melendez.

Jose was a marginal pitcher for the town team in 1993 and 1994. He is also the nom de plum for my colleague's blog. He's had to use a playing card on the web site from the Padres era which doesn't work for the overall feel of the blog.

Until my son stood with a Jose Melendez card. Jose Melendez wrote about the grueling negotiations. It was quite suspenseful.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Wow, we're major Red Sox fans here in the midwest. Hubby developed a real passion for the team back in '99 when we lived in VT, and he's followed them ever since. My son is crazy about the Red Sox, too (I'm sure it has something to do with dad) and got his first Red Sox backpack, courtesy of "Santa" this year. He was quite excited!

Counting down the days until April.