Here in Minnesota the Twins played the White Sox last week. I work downtown Minneapolis around where the players stay at hotels and eat at…restaurants. A few times we have had various players in the restaurant that I work at. It’s kinda neat. I mean, I am not too cool to get excited about ball players. It’s just that if I don’t recognize them before they are pointed out to me, I don’t suddenly get excited when I find I am in the presence of a player.
Back to my point, last week the White Sox were here and so was their outfielder Nick Swisher. He came in and got a table in my section with two of his friends and/or fellow ball players. Now, I follow baseball more than some and know who he is when he is on the field in a jersey and a batting helmet, but in street clothes, sporting a faux hawk, he just looked like another guy to me.
So, the three of them ordered drinks; two cokes for Nick and friend A, while friend B ordered ooling tea. I brought the beverages out to the table and Nick asked me what health benifits he would get if he drank the tea as well. At this point he is still just a random guy wearing too much cologne. I told him it would make him rich and famous. Whoops. After bringing their drinks, one of my coworkers told me his name.
Swisher made 3.6 million dollars this year. So he’s plenty rich, and being as he is on the Chicago White Sox he is plenty famous.
He did not order any tea.