You're about as easy as a nuclear war.

One of these days, I'm going to be at the grocery store/carnival/beach and I'm going to see someone who was in a Fenway crowd scene on one of my DVDs. There is no doubt in my mind that I'd walk up to them and mention it. With uninhibited excitement.

There's a scene in the 2003 Cowboy Up! DVD where BK Kim is running and you can see my party of four sitting behind home plate. You cannot see our t-shirts spelling out "TROT", but there we are. We were perhaps overly boisterous for the premium seats we'd paid a fortune for. Tim Wakefield pitched that game so I had a batter's perspective on the knuckleball. When I watched the video of that game, I could hear one or more of us shouting, "SHOW 'EM THE DANCER!!"

Trot did not even play in that game. Our shirts were for naught. Well, aside from my riding the T in from Quincy Adams with a giant T on my shirt to meet R, O, and the other T on Yawkey. I wanted to be O, damn it.

I still wear that shirt once in a while.


Anonymous said...

So you have TWO "T" shirts? Trent and Trot? Were you the first T for each, the second T in each, or mix and match? Wasn't Hebner the Red Sox hitting coach? Like, when I was little?

Jenks said...

I was the second T in each.

That's how I roll.

Anonymous said...

Nice. Either way, just taking the first/last letter when they're the same puts you in an enviable postition. 1. You can switch with the other bookend when you want, provided they agree to the move. 2. Chance at the aisle.

But you really lucked out by having both names start and end with the same letter, and nabbing a first/last each time. (And as a bonus, you had a chance at using the same shirt both days, since it was the same letter.) Sounds like you've got it all figured out. What's the secret, Max?

Anonymous said...

At least his wife saw us and I think she liked it

Anonymous said...

Yeah, totally.

Wait, what?

Jenks said...

Trot's wife saw us and was very excited. She's a nice lady underneath it all.

Anonymous, which letter were you?

Anonymous said...

I see. Underneath what all?