Friday, March 7, 2008

Representing in the Mountains

Working and living in a ski town (Breckenridge, CO), one is pretty isolated from the sports world. However, many tourists come into town rocking the gear of their favorite teams on the slopes. Collegiate attire is commonplace (In the span of one day, I told Florida State, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio State, Kansas, Iowa State, Colorado, and Slippery Rock fans that they were Gator Bait).

Anyway, while I was in one of our restaurants on the hill taking a break from work this week, (for those of you who don't know me, "work" basically entails riding around on my snowboard, see below) I spotted a young lass sporting an old school purple Wade Boggs D-Rays T-Shirt Jersey. After pinching myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming, I started a conversation and she told me she went to Freedom High School and makes a frequent appearance at the games. After a minute of small talk and a few chili fries, I told her to keep up the representation, be safe, and "shred the gnar."

In conclusion, we don't need a huge payroll, trendy jerseys, or songs by Ben Harper to let 'em know the Rays Universe is alive and well.


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