Trick or treat.
Wow, that's an...uh, interesting get-up. Who are you supposed to be?
Can't you tell by my obvious shoulder injury?
No sir I don't.
I'm Braden Looper.
Ooooooohhh, that's a genius costume...I should have known you were dressing up as the former Mets closer.
No no, I'm actually Braden Looper.
Oh. (Long pause). Well, you want some candy.
Actually, I'd like a job. My option was declined. Can you get me a closer's gig?
Well I'm a soothsayer, not a general manager. Hey, who's that trotting circles around you?
Oh that's my buddy. He's dressed as Joe Randa. Part of the costume.
Oh. Well...you think that's going to help get you a job?
No, but I figured at least it could get me some candy or a warm meal. I'm hungry.
I see. Well, I don't think I can help you, but hey, if you see the kid dressed as Theo Epstein driving up the block, why don't you hook up with him and make a big super costume. I hear he's looking for a job too.
You mean the guy carrying the two babies?
Those are no babies...those are his kids dressed as Manny Ramirez and Doug Mientkiewicz.
OK, I'll see if I can find them. Thank you sir.
Thank you. And here, here's a pack of Life Savers.
Monday, October 31, 2005
Funny thing happened as I sat at home today and the doorbell rang...could it be my first trick or treater?
Posted by Metstradamus at 6:29 PM