Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ric Flair, Mike Fuhr, Mike Squires and Ron Siemers

Recently, I received two packages from two out of town friends. I met both Ron Siemers and Mike Fuhr about 12 years ago, when I joined the world-renowned Boone League in fantasy baseball. Since then, both men have routinely and soundly beaten me almost every year. This year, they have expanded to football, in an effort to beat me in yet another sport.
Ahh but this post isn't about them getting the better of me in sports acumen. This is about them getting me something out of the kindness of their hearts.
First, from North Carolina, Mike sent me a couple lottery tickets featuring the Nature Boy Ric Flair. My nephew Matt would love these (much better than the usual migraine-inducing Bingo lottery tickets I usually give him). Seriously, how can you not love lottery mixed with the limousine-ridin', jet-flyin', kiss-stealin', wheelin'-dealin' son of a gun. All I can say is thanks and Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. The second package came from the land of the baseball pirhanas and the football purple powerhouse, namely Minnesota. Ron must have been reading my ongoing pieces about my mancrush of yesteryear Mike Squires. In an effort to help my collection (and possibly to get me to shut up), Ron sent me 4 of Squires finest cards.
The ever-humble Ron gives credit to the cards to Dave Abbs (doesn't that sound like a great wrestling name?). Whoever got them, I appreciate them coming my way and for these two readers.
Included was his first solo card (a 1980 Topps, far right). Ironically, the gold-glove winning Squires is shown in some sort of batting pose on each of these cards. These are a welcome addition to my collection.
Thanks to Mike and Ron for the coolness. I appreciate the thought and I appreciate you guys as friends. I'd also appreciate it if you let me win the 2010 Boone League.
Mike Squires 1983, 1982, 1981 and 1980 Topps baseball cards.


Evil Zebra said...

I wanna see a picture of that Ric Flair lottery ticket AFTER you scratch it, so we all know how much money you won and what kind of Christmas present we can all expect from you this year!

That being said, maybe I should contact the Connecticut State Lottery and find out when the hell they plan on putting out the EVIL ZEBRA scratch off ticket!

Take it,

Anonymous said...

You'll have to earn the 2010'll get more satisfaction that way!

Johngy said...

We did not win millions. So, I get to keep my day job, which means you'll get to keep enjoying this blog.
Ron-After 14 years of less-than mediocrity, I'd take the title any way I can get it and enjoy it no matter what.