Friday, June 17th, 2011

An Early Morning Quiz at the Gym

Normally, I don't stop at Courts Plus before work on Fridays. Since I'm in a cycling class early on Thursday morning, and again on Saturday morning, I usually reserve my Friday mornings for cereal, chocolate milk, and drifting aimlessly around the Internet. For some reason, I decided to hit the gym for a change this morning.

When I walked in, the place was sparsely populated. I guess that's expected this time of year. I made a few leisurely laps around the track until I was stopped by an older gentleman near the weights in the corner. He pointed at me and yelled out, "Hey, Boston!"

I knew exactly what he meant. I was wearing my old Boston Braves replica baseball cap. I pointed to the large block "B" stitched in white in front and said it was for the Braves.

"You mean the Atlanta Braves?" he asked.

"No, the Boston Braves. Before they moved to Milwaukee and then to Atlanta," I said. "It's the oldest franchise in Major League Baseball."

He laughed. "I was just quizzing you young man. You know your baseball history, don't you?"

I started jogging again, and answered, "Yeah, it's kind of my thing."


4 Comments
stevenheinzel
Good story, Bill. How about the Cubs win over the Yankees today!!!!
stheinz   Friday, June 17, 2011
billpearch
That was nice. A pleasant surprise.
Bill Pearch   Friday, June 17, 2011
lgrant
Cool story. We could have told him not to try to get one over on you. :)
LGrant   Friday, June 17, 2011
billpearch
Every once in a while, I bump into a guy at the gym who used to work for a bank in Elmhurst. He's retired now, but he would stop by my old office to drop off money from the local Lions Club. He grew up in Ohio and loved the Cleveland Indians. He used to tell me stories about going to Indians games as a kid and some of the players he idolized back in the day. He still wears Indians t-shirts to the gym. It's nice to see.
Bill Pearch   Saturday, June 18, 2011
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