This is another in a series of meetings of my friends and celebs.
I have known Nick Verveniotis for several years. I don't think we ever officially played on the same softball team, but I know we have each subbed on the other's team many times. Nick usually allows me to take the catchers position (mainly because he can play any of the other positions better than me).
I have also played a few Thanksgiving Turkey Bowls with and against Nick. A couple years ago, wearing the gold and black of the Steelers, Nick was a man on a mission, intercepting 3 passes and being named our MVP.
Today however, I am featuring Nick for another reason. Nick met Cubs legend Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers at a game last season. For those who don't know of Wickers (oh how lucky you are), he is a mainstay at Cubs games. He is easily found (or heard) because he screams "Woo" incessitantly. Usually, he places the "Woo" in between a player's first and last name, as in "Geo woo Soto woo Geo woo Soto woo Geo...", seemingly only stopping for an occasional breath (or beer).
Nick also adds that he once saw WooWoo at a wake and he was in full Cubs gear. Nick swears that he is not kidding us either. Unfortunately, I believe him on that one.