Dear John, Thanks for getting that Grain Belt premium draft for me. Sorry I was too busy blabbing with Jen to enjoy it with you. Next time in Des Moines? Maybe you can work your magic and get me in as the Iowa Cubs/Bud Fan of the Game.
Readers, this Twins fan (John, not me) has been going to games for 25 years. He's watched countless others catch foul balls, but never got one himself. Nor has he ever been in the Hormel Row of Fame (one hot dog to each person in row), but he did teach me the words to the song:
something something at the game
something in the Row of Fame
If you're in a lucky seat
You'll win a Hormel Hot Dog treat
Great for lunch, great for dinner
You will be a wiener winner
With the Hormel Row of Fame
About John: never caught a foul ball; never was in the Hormel Row of Fame; tailgated with Twins pitching coach's wife (is that right? is she Jesse's girl?); got drunk with Burt Blylevin; was once the Iowa Cubs Fan of the Game (Free beer, food, and seats behind home plate); made the semis of a karaoke contest singing Jesse's Girl; will meet Scoreboard Gourmet again someday.