So I had my first book signing today(which I thought was going to be like Spinal Tap and have no one show up...with Paul Schafer screaming "Kick my Ass!") it was actually a blast!...sold some books and loved talking to people..it was humbling...really great
but anywho, in light of Brett's earlier post regarding Cardinal fans and there sense of...ahem...superiority... I had to share this...
there was a Cardinals' fan there...who I have seen at this establishment before...and the owner tries to encourage him to buy my book, which you know... like, would be beneath him...but then we started talking and our conversation went kind of like this...
HIM: (while glancing at my book)- "Yeah, I think the Cubs' are going to get better, they seem to be doing some things"
ME:(in full diplomatic mode, as I am now promoting all the time): "Well, I think they are finally getting their farm system going in a good direction"
HIM: " I think all teams are trying to do that now"....(well like duh?)
ME: "Yeah, all teams are trying to get good affordable talent now"
HIM: "Well teams are finally starting to copy what the Cardinals have been doing for years, everyone wants to do what the Cardinals do"
Yes...the Cardinals are the only team that has done this in baseball in the last 20 years! All of the other teams just had to wait and see what the only smart team in baseball does...he then told me how the Cardinals will have Jake Peavy and Alexei Ramirez by next week, bought his 1985 Will McGee jersey(he put it on his account) and then he left
I felt honored to be in the presence of a baseball genius