andythepriest

Twins Catcher

Discussion created by andythepriest on Apr 9, 2013

My college freshman roommate had an encyclopedia knowledge of baseball. He worked on the grounds crew for the Milwaukee Brewers and breathed baseball. He had a friend from Chicago who was in the same boat. They quickly recognized that I didn't have the same penchant, and made me a challenge: did I know any fact about Major League Baseball that they didn't. I replied, "Who is the Twins catcher from the 1980s whose last name is a palindrome?" They were stymied. I basked in the revelation of their limited baseball knowledge. When their hubris had fully aired, I said, "Mark Salas."

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