Today I Peaked All Over John Kruk & Freddie Prinze Jr.
As a gal in her early 30s who came of age when Freddie & John were peaking, ’tis now my time…
ME BEFORE TODAY:
I have officially peaked. And oddly enough, this unexpected interaction all started with John Kruk, who, much like Freddie Prinze Jr., I’ve been a fan of since the ’90s. Back then, Kruk was there for me when I needed a last minute, low-cost Halloween costume for the school parade.
Ingredients for a Lady-Kruk:
-Phillies t-shirt that you write ‘Kruk’ on with a marker
-Pillows to get that Kruk Fluff™ (It was a less thoughtful time.)
-Terrible camera for documentation (Decades later my photos are usually just as fuzzy.)
And also, I’ve followed him for a while now, mostly because he makes me nostalgic for the olden days when my dad would take me to Phillies games at Veterans Stadium, which meant Tastycakes & Yoo-Hoo for dinner while he played oldies on WMGK, puffin’ Marlboro Reds, manual windows rolled down for that smokey summer breeze in the ‘ol Ford F-150…. Ah, where was I, oh, and also a fan because Kruk is just the gift that keeps on giving.
If you read that whole long intro to this next part, and you’re sitting there thinking, “What the fuck is she going on about here, I’m lost,” you’ll know how I felt when I got involved in John & Freddie’s twitter convo in the first place.
Apparently former Philly & color commentator for the Atlanta Braves, Jeff ‘Frenchy’ Francoeur, said he’d get as big as John Kruk if they kept bringing him food in the booth.
And when people called Frenchie out, the Krukster admitted that, nah, it’s ok, he does like to eat.
And that’s all well and good, but then THEE Freddie Prinze Jr. of I Know What You Did Last Summer, She’s All That and Scooby Doo fame came out of the woodwork & jumped in during a part of the banter that I was very confused about:
And how are John Kruk & Freddie Prinze Jr. pals? (Besides the fact that Freddie was also a Phillie for the film Summer Catch, of course – and who wouldn’t know that).
Well Freddie made a John Kruk for his video game team, the Machos, and a friendship was born.
I’m both #teamfries & #teamfreddie, and even though I’m still a little lost on it all, I have now had an interaction with one of my former Halloween costumes & one of my first maaaajor crushes all in one day. Now that I’m coming down from the peak (did you feel it, #DelCo?), I need a solid nap. Hoping when I wake up they’ll be at my door with fries.
Random bonus nugget from today’s thread: Nobody fuks with Kruk’s Florida cheesesteak chain kustomers: