A South DaCola sports story (H/T – Hos)

I had kinda forgot about this until Hos reminded me this morning. Over ten years ago I had a couple of tickets to the Legends baseball game at Canaries stadium. I didn’t really care, but I thought it would be a waste to not use the tickets, plus it would be fun to watch a bunch of old geezers hit some balls around. I can’t recall how many were there, but it was a slew, Harmon Killebrew was one of them. I took Hos’ son Tyler, I don’t think he really cared much, but I figured a few hours of sanity away from him was good for her. I also remember the little money me and him had on us we spent on some dogs or something. Well it came around to selling raffle tickets to win a signed Willie Mays ball, and I didn’t have enough dough. This nice lady behind us bought Tyler a raffle ticket, and he won the ball. Turns out she was Harmon’s wife and she got all the guys to sign another baseball for Tyler. It was pretty cool. Not sure if Tyler has either one of the balls still, probably sold them for a geetar or something.



5 comments ↓

#1 Poly43 on 05.19.11 at 7:31 am

Harmon was an Icon for my generation. I think of what baseball was like then, vs what it is like now. Like most things in life, GREED has taken the reins.

RIP Harmon

#2 l3wis on 05.19.11 at 10:44 am

You point out one more reason why I hate pro sports.

#3 Beer Jew on 05.19.11 at 11:53 am

You both nailed it.

#4 l3wis on 05.19.11 at 11:57 am

At least Beer Jew and I knew Pro wrestling was fake, and we enjoyed it for the theatre. I get a kick out of these clowns who cry when their team loses. Get a fucking life and a clue.

#5 Poly43 on 05.19.11 at 12:34 pm

You point out one more reason why I hate pro sports.

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Hate is a pretty strong word to use for pro sports. The players, the owners, the television rights people, the vendors, ALL of em, they’re greedy. But I know that goin in and still enjoy baseball, at least the teams with the low payrolls, like the Twins and Pirates. Pro Football is OK too, just gotta know what the limits are. Those of you that hate pro sports, and I know there are a lot of you right here, need to understand it a little better than you do now. Go to “Rookies” some Fall Sunday afternoon and see if you can figure it out.

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