On Saturday, Jonah Keri (author of The Extra 2%) started a fun little survey on twitter where he asked people to tweet examples of their random jersey purchases over the years.
A perfect example would be a Denver Nuggets, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf jersey which I never would have purchased in 1996. This is not something I can really explain . . . had I purchased it in 1996. I don't even like the NBA . . . not that it matters in any way because I never purchased a Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf jersey in 1996. Anyways, Keri was asking for proof in the form of pictures and the man formerly known as Chris Jackson was no longer a part of my life . . . nor was he ever. What other jersey could there be?
Then I thought, "You fool!!! Is there anything more odd than a Dave Staton jersey from 1994 purchased in 2012? No. No. No!"*
I proceeded to tweet the Sisterhood write-up from my trip to San Francisco knowing full well that Keri would need to scroll through the post to find the picture THUS exposing the Sisterhood of the Traveling Jersey to a national audience! And you know what happened . . .
That's right. Jonah Keri re-tweeted The Sisterhood of the Traveling Jersey. A re-tweet . . . the gift that keeps on giving . . . until a date certain when Twitter decides that your old tweets should disappear forever.
So that's pretty cool but the story doesn't end there -- a San Francisco Giants fan in Keri's audience happened to click the link. As it turns out this fella is friends with the Vesuvio bartender I described as looking like Mark Twain. He mentioned that he was going to the Giants/Rangers game with the guy the next day and that he would share the Sisterhood post with Mark Twai . . . er, Tony . . . Tony was his name. Kind of cool.
A little something for you on a Padres off-day. It is an off day isn't it?