Ron has a strong dislike for the Cubs. Despite this, Ron is a knowledgeable sports fan. He's also a great guy.
In the Boone League, I have finished last more times than I care to remember (although league historian Scott O. could probably get the exact number). Ron has never given me too much crap over it...wait a minute. He gives me crap every chance he gets. I have had very few chances to really give it back and this is one of them!
Ron lost a friendly wager to a buddy of his. The best sports bets do not involve cash. As I have written here before, I have lost a few 'jersey' bets in my lifetime. Ron's lost wager involved him donning the beautiful blue of the Chicago Cubs.
Like a true good loser, Ron wore it proudly. He even went one step further and sent the picture to several of us who wouldn't even have known about this bet. Now that is a good loser!
What you see below is a rarity. Ron is usually a happy guy, always smiling and laughing. I guess you can call this a case of the blues and Johngy's Beat is here to report it!
Thanks for sharing this goes to Ron. I'll see you in March, when I enter the draft room as the reigning Boone League champ.
Ron Siemers in Cubs blue in Minnesota-October 2010.