Despite Jerry Remy declaring Game One of the 2007 World Series “boring”, there’s one enterprising Colorado man who’d rank a trip to Games 3 of 4 far ahead of what might be the real National Pastime (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory).
From CBS Denver’s Terry Jessup.
Little league baseball coach Bobby Padilla just wants to take his son to a World Series game, so he’s carted up from his basement boxes full of 25 years worth of Playboy magazines, not a missing month, in mint condition. He bought the magazines nine years ago for $200 as a favor to a friend.
“My wife told me to get them out of the house,” Bobby laughed. “They’re taking up too much room in the basement.”
“Every time my girls go in there, they’re like, ‘Mommy, what’s in these boxes?'” Bobby’s wife Nicole said.
Playboy Radio heard about Bobby’s offer to trade them all for two World Series tickets and couldn’t believe he’d part with them.
“They put me on the air and asked me what I thought; why was I doing this,” Bobby said.
He said it’s because he struck out mixing a lineup of at least 10 computers trying to buy tickets online. He said nobody has inquired about the magazines yet.
On a slightly related tip, I’m willing to swap several boxes of Mid America Fists In Action editions from the 1990’s for a ticket to Monday’s Packers/Broncos game. If the boxes are sealed and say “Conflict” on the outside, don’t be alarmed. That’s just a precautionary measure to ensure fewer hassles from the authorities. Contact me via this website.