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Monday, May 25, 2009
Seen at the Pirates-Cubs game . . .Mr. T. Front row, just to the first base side of home plate. He pops on the screen and I yell "Mr. T! Wow, how does he rate such good tickets?!"
Mrs. Shyster turns to me like I'm an idiot and says, "He's Mr. T. Of course he has great tickets."
I had no argument.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 8:39pm
He has really good tickets because he’s singing during the 7th inning stretch.
No, they haven’t run out of people to do this, why do you ask?
Posted 05/25 at 09:43 PM
He also threw out the first pitch and is singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame. That probably helps his cause as far as tickets go.
Posted 05/25 at 09:45 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Ah. I should have guessed. Though I have to admit that I had this image in my mind of T deciding at 5pm that he wanted to go to the game, calling someone up and saying “Get me some tickets, fool!” Ten minutes later someone shows up with them, just barely avoiding Mr. T’s pity . . .
Posted 05/25 at 09:48 PM
Levi Stahl said...
My pedantic complaint: shouldn’t his jersey just read “T.”?
Posted 05/25 at 10:06 PM
Matt A. said...
Hold on; Mr. T is really singing the 7th? Disclaimer here in that I’m a Cubs fan, and thought the 7th inning thing jumped the shark nine years ago or so. But seriously, Mr. T? My friend pointed out to me that Mr. T was in the building while we were watching the game at a bar (in Atlanta), and I thought it was a joke. I don’t know which is more shameful; Jeff Francoeur playing regularly for any team, or Mr. T being associated in any way with your team.
Posted 05/25 at 10:29 PM
Levi Stahl said...
To be fair, Mr. T is generally considered a Chicagoan, having lived in the suburbs for a couple of decades now. (In fact, he was recently called for jury duty in Cook County. So having him sing at Wrigley isn’t all that strange.
Posted 05/25 at 10:52 PM
Yes, Levi, I’ve heard of Mr. T’s exploits living in the Chicago suburbs. Let’s just hope he doesn’t try to cut down the ivy in Wrigley.
Posted 05/26 at 07:38 AM
Good thing he lives in the city because BA hates getting on planes.
Posted 05/26 at 08:46 AM
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