During rough times like these in Yankeeland, you find yourself clinging on to almost anything in an effort to cheer up. Here’s today’s event for me.
My buddy just called and told me that he went to see Jersey Boys this past Saturday night with some other people. He adds: “Guess who else was there – Andy Pettitte!” Knowing my friend, I had to ask him: “Are you sure it was Andy Pettitte?” He comes back with: “No doubt about it. My friend saw him in the men’s room and he then told me about it. Later, I saw Pettitte up in the balcony – and he was signing autographs for everyone around him. It was pretty hard to miss him. It was Andy Pettitte.”
After he shared this additional information, I said to him “Hey, pretty cool for your friend to bump into him like that.”
Then, he gave me the punch-line: “Actually, my friend was sort of freaked by the whole thing – because he said that Andy didn’t wash his hands after using the men’s room.”
Right away, I thought of Jerry and Poppie. And, then I had a good laugh.
Leave it to a chance Yankees-sighting to remind us how on the money Seinfeld (read Larry David) was…in terms of hitting on the strange things that people notice and are concerned about in real life.
Lastly, if Andy Pettitte ever offers to make you a succulent duck, you may want to pass on it.