Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Proof that not only is it a small world after all, it's an infinitesimally microscopic particle

Kansas City Royals fans are atwitter over their team's triumphant 7-1 Opening Day home-stand blowout of the Boston Red Sox. The game received front-sports-page coverage here in Springfield, as did the standing ovation given to the Royals' new starting pitcher, who recently signed a team-record $55 million contract. That pitcher is Gil Meche, who is from a place called Lafayette, Louisiana.

This is almost as weird as that time I ran into a family from Lafayette while shopping at a Navajo gift-shop tent in the middle of nowhere, Arizona. And they recognized me. Because I had taken their daughter to the 8th-grade prom.

4 comments:

Bridget said...

That eighth grade prom thing is hard to beat.

thehim said...

I am definitely not familiar with the concept of an 8th grade prom.

Ian McGibboney said...

Well, what can I say? I went to a special school.

Anonymous said...

Scanning that quickly, I had to do a double-take when I read "8th-grade porn."

Nathan