Thursday, October 20, 2005

Getting Dead People Into The World Series

It's been so long since the White Sox have been to a World Series that everyone is getting all nostalgic about relatives who are going to miss everything because they're dead.

I just got an email from my cousin, Rich, in LA. He's as big a White Sox fan as I am, having grown up around Chicago. His dad, my Uncle Whit, was as rabid about the team as my father, his Uncle Frank.

Sounds like a sportswriter friend thinks he can get my cousin a ticket to the World Series.

I can't believe it's actually happening. I'm sorry my Dad's missing all this. But I do have a solution for that...

...My good friend is a sportswriter and he said he's almost positive - almost - that he can get me a ticket for at least one of the World Series games this weekend. So it looks like I might be flying in. I figure I have to take this chance. And right alongside me, in my pocket, will be some of my Dad's ashes. I figure, why not, he was only four in 1917 and never made it to a World Series game  in ' 59 so I'm going to try my damndest to take him this time.

In the meantime I'm still hoarse from the Angel series. I decided not to spend any money and go to a game out here, but instead to roll the dice and risk it all on going toward a World Series game. I'm glad it paid off. Boy, are they ever looking good. How cool would it be if they won. The Red Sox last  year, the White Sox this year. That would show the Cubs that maybe losing isn't so lovable anymore.

And honestly, of the three, the White Sox have always had it the toughest. Second in many of the hearts in their own city, while the Cubs and Red Sox are loved. Well, fuck 'em all, it's the WhiteSox's turn this year!

I'll let you know as soon as I know if/when I'm coming. You don't have an extra ticket do you? Kidding! But seriously...


I love that he's planning to take some of his dad's ashes to the ballpark if he can get a ticket. That got me thinking about taking my dad, if I decide to spend six hundred to a thousand dollars for a ticket.  

He died a couple of years ago, so it would be nice to do something symbolic like that for him, too. You know, bring him to the park with me if I get a chance to go.

It would be nice if I could put him in a locket around my neck. Or tuck him into my purse.

The real problem is going to be getting that exhumation order signed then trying to explain why I've got a casket with me.  


jckfrstross said...

LOL not a good idea to exhume your dad. :)


ally123130585918 said...

I'm sure the authoritys would understand your request, and probably comply with it ....After all it is  a World Series....Just make sure you make your request to a Man...and better still if he is a White Sox fan - you won't have a problem....Get the spades out LOL...Ally

bosoxblue6993w said...

now THAT is funny!

seriously ... a few years ago some Harvard students took a medical school cadaver to a harvard-yale game.    no one noticed.

tillysweetchops said...

It's obviously too late for your dear old Dad, but these days there are so many ways to celebrate a life.  I recently read about a company that can load a loved ones ashes into fireworks and then everyone comes round to watch the spectacular display with Champagne and foil-wrapped Sausages.

Or you could always go for the bog standard diamond (made with ashes) ring. Something you may consider when you draw up your next Will perhaps?


suzypwr said...

They are going to charge you double for that ticket.

mombzbe said...

Actually, that could work, Mrs. L.
People might be squeamish about sitting alongside the casket, so you'd have extra elbow room.  And let's not forget, a spot on which to place your beer.

All kidding aside, if you get a chance to go, have a great time.  He'll be along with you--hearts and minds are great places for a stowaway. :)

swmpgrly said...

I hope they do it!
I can relate because of the redsox last year.

notyouravglady said...

OMG!!  That last sentance of yours almost made me fall out of my chair!  ROFLMAO!!  Thanks!

psychfun said...

Some reporter is definitely going to love this story!

dafyddhevans said...

Would you even have to take the casket?  I bet you could just bring a leg or something.

dafyddhevans said...

Just in case:

jevanslink said...

Well, it's nice to know one can shop at Costco for a cremation urn.  Only $33.00 too, very very reasonable. Did I mention my father is in a casket inside a cement vault, six feel under?  Mrs. L

swibirun said...

Ha ha ha.  Kind of like Weekend at Bernies!