awesome story Tainter :-))
...as a waiter in Chicago back in the day I had the pleasure of meeting & waiting on a few ballplayers… Kyle Farnsworth came in a couple of times with some woman with her breasts nearly hanging out onto her plate a couple of times. Kerry Wood was cool as hell- him & Matt Clement were eating dinner @ Adobo a couple times when I was there…ran into like half the Cubs team at a Sushi joint after a Sunday day game in late summer 2003 in what should have been their World Series Championship season… Wood, Cleement, Prior, Alex Gonzolaz, Joe Borowski. I forget who else…that was pretty cool. Coolest musician I ever met was Dave Grohl on a snowy Saturday night @ Uncle Julios Hacienda- we were busy as hell and he was just sipping on margaritas at the bar by himself wearing a "Witness Relocation" t-shirt, lol…I shook his hand and think I said something stupid like "cool meeting you- keep on rockin’ man!"