A coworker, who is a diehard Mets fan, looked upset earlier today as I walked past his cubicle. I noticed that he was reading a news story on the internet.
When I asked him what the problem was, he moved aside to show me what he was reading. The news article read:
Official scorer for Major League Baseball Bill Shannon dies in West Caldwell house fire
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Tuesday that Bill Shannon, 69, an official scorer for Major League Baseball, died in a house fire in West Caldwell this morning.
He began to explain to me that Mr. Shannon, who had been an announcer for the Mets for many years, was always one of his favorites.
"Thats too bad", I said. "But they wrote the wrong title for his obituary"
"What do you mean?"
"It should have read..... Fire 1, Announcer 0!"
Apparently, my lack of showing the proper amount of sympathy for Mr. Shannon's untimely demise prompted my aggitated friend to utter the mandate that I should go right to H - E - Double Hockey Sticks, before storming off.
I have a feeling that I wont be invited to his Christmas party this year.