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World Series 06

I Tell You I Do Not Know the Man!

Posted on 2006.10.22 at 17:33
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Good Company - Queen
The Cardinals won game 1 of the World Series last night and maybe, just maybe, I have to share a sliver of the blame. It was like this, your honor:

At last night’s performance of TnT, my Father Mark was, as usual, making the rounds of the tables during dinner, exchanging pleasantries with the audience members. As I approached a group of two middle-aged couples, I suppose I should have noted that both of the men were wearing bright red. They quickly confirmed that they were visiting from St. Louis. I commended them on their devotion to our dear friends Tony and Tina, that they would value attending this wedding over watching the World Series.

Then they asked me who I was rooting for. Almost before I knew what I was saying, I responded, “Well, as a Catholic priest, I pretty much have to root for the Cardinals!” They all laughed, so I suppose the moment was an artistic success, but it still pained me that I wasn’t able to find a suitable reason for Father Mark to root for the Tigers (or to root against the Cardinals). I am open to suggestions, folks!


meryddian at 2006-10-23 00:08 (UTC) (Link)
Well, if where Father Mark is from is not established, it's simple enough to say 'Well, lad, I suppose you might think that due to my line of work, I might root for the Cardinals. But y' see, I grew up in Detroit, so I have to root for the Tigers.' ;)
(Anonymous) at 2006-10-24 01:59 (UTC) (Link)
I'll take a shot:

"Well, most of my fellow priests like to look good to their superiors and root for the Cardinals. But I feel divinely inspired by the big boss, the Lion of Judah, to root for his feline cousin, the Tigers."

or you can something as simple as "The Tigers. Too many Lutherans in St. Louis." :-)

- AnthonyofPhilly
charlesofcamden at 2006-10-24 02:46 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the ideas! Good to hear from you! I hope Philly is learning how lucky it is to have you, and I hope you and yours are doing well.
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