Yeah, I get it Hunter. I’m just a blogger. I’m not important. I get it. But ping pong is WHAT I DO. I may not look it, but I am dominate on the paddles. Crafted my skills during years of drunken college dorm late-night tournaments. I beat the white kids who grew up with a table in their house. I beat the black kids with the illegal serve who refuse to not serve illegally. I beat the Asian kids with their upside-down paddle techniques. I shouldda been there, Hunter. This would have been my crowning moment.
Spiking a ball in Ruben Amaro’s face would have made my summer. ”Oh, Ryan Howard is right on schedule?” SPIKE. Think about every frustrated fan as you search for that ball, Rubes. I shouldda been there.
Anyway, best part of any of this has to be the quick shot of Chase Utley refusing to put down his beer to sign a little kid’s baseball. The ball-tuck-thighs move has obviously been perfected at this point. That’s when you know you’ve made it: when you can simultaneously get drunk and autograph balls without any hiccups.