There are a few baseball players that I can easily see myself hanging out with. I think I could hang out with Mike Piazza and Keith Hernandez. Probably Ian Kinsler too, although I don’t have a great read on him yet.
I think Cliff Lee and I could be friends. I can see us hanging out. He’s a Razorback. I’m a Razorback. He helped get the Rangers into the World Series. I’m a big Rangers fan. He lives in Arkansas. I live in Arkansas. He is always cool under pressure. I am just plain cool. I think my wife and I would have his family over for hamburgers on the grill and we would watch our kids play in the backyard. Our conversation would go something like this:
Me: Nice evening for a cookout.
Cliff: I guess so. Whatever.
(I then check my phone for messages)
Cliff: Is that the HTC EVO? What do you think of it?
Me: It’s fine I guess. Whatever.
Me: You want a beer?
Cliff: (Shrugs) Yeah I guess.
(I bring back a couple of beers)
Cliff: Nice evening for a cookout.
Me: I guess so. Whatever.
I can see it so clearly. He and I would totally get each other. I’ll need to get some cool cards for him to sign, although if we were friends, I suppose I wouldn’t really need his autograph.