Oops, I really screwed up my “JT Snow-gave-the-pitch-away story.” Turns out I really am The Jerk. Please forgive me. In my defense, I was hanging out with George Brett a lot those early years, so my memory is all pops and crackles. It’s tough to remember on two hours of sleep a night.
The fact is, I should do some research and double check my stories before I post. Nah, I’ll just tell it how I remember it and let you call me on it if I get it wrong. Deal? It’ll be funner that way. You can get the hard facts anywhere…but you can only get the tall tales here!
So now that my story has been statistically debunked, where does that leave us? Rest assured, I didn’t lie to you on purpose. I really did remember it going down like that. Obviously, I got the circumstances and the outcome wrong. But I pinky promise you I got the event (giving the pitch away) right. This is classic…me defending my claim that I did something wrong. Kind of like, “honest judge, I really did rob the bank.”
I know for sure that he was playing for the Yanks. I know for sure it was towards the end of the season. I know for sure it was JT! So I’m thinking one of two things. One, could it have been in New York instead of KC? Or two, I told him the pitch and he lined out instead of doubled. I may have twisted a line out into a double in my memory (it does make it a little better story.) What I really need to do is contact JT and find out if he remembers anything.
So on the flip side of the coin, I can see a bunch of positive upshots of all this. One, I can rest assured that I’m not responsible for JT’s first hit. Two, maybe I can be reinstated into the Hall of Fame. And three, I love all of the reader response…I honestly didn’t know if anybody was reading this thing.
So until next time….sorry. I’ll keep posting, you keep correcting. I gotta run, TMZ is outside my front door.