So I am in Lafayette, Indiana which is about half the distance between Indy and Chicago for the geographically challenged. I go to the hotel bar for a lite dinner before I retreat back to my room, laptop and the soothing sounds of Reds on Radio over the internet (and of course, chat).
On cashing out my bill I said something to the bartender about, "gotta go catch the Reds game". The other bartender then blurts out, "You know this is Cubs country don't you?" I'm thinking to myself, "Isn't this Boilermakers country???" While I'm contemplating how fun this conversation is going to be he then followed with, sorry to hear about the Reds. double
So I politey, and somewhat casually, said, "sorry to hear about Prior and Wood.....again". "Yea", he grunted, "those guys are always out. We ought to just release them". And then he follows it up with, "Dunn still striking out every at bat".
So then, pretty torked, I parried with, "All that money for Sorriano, think he'll produce when he's 38?".
At this point he sorta backed off. This is a bartender and I am the customer but I guess being a Cubs fan he felt obligated to be a jerk. (shrug) [shrug, copyright Remdog, 2007. In Angus We Rock]