March 21, 2009

The ride home

Tomorrow morning I will be headed home from Salem, Va. The team I covered, Richard Stockton College, lost 61-52 to defending national champs Washington University in the Division III national championship.

It was a fun season. I genuinely like the guys on this team. I usually can't say that about all the people I cover. I've met some real jerks, but not these guys.

Anyway, to treat myself, I am thinking about hitting the Reading, Pa., card show tomorrow. It's not White Plains or the Philly show, but it's something right? When I was in Denver two years ago, I hit a card show there and bought a box of Turkey Red. I pulled a Dick Perez signed Derek Jeter large box topper /25. Perhaps I should try finding something local and try my luck on the road again.

Reading (pronounced redding) would put me an hour of my way in an already six-hour drive.

What do we say?

Reading or straight home?

By the way, anyone else watching the W. Kentucky/Gonzaga game?

6 comments:

  1. a six hour drive??? Do they not have airports in Reading? or wherever you were....

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  2. I am in Salem, Virginia. The only way to fly here would have been fly out of Philly (which is an hour from me), take a layover in Detroit and then come down to Roanoke.

    It was convuluted and would have taken just as long to get with travel time and all.

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  3. Stop in Reading, you'll enjoy the time spent and would kick yourself all the way home if you don't.

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  4. Do the card show in Reading. That's what, an episode of Lost? Or 24. Or whatever it is you kids watch these days.

    You'll kick yourself if you don't.

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  5. And no, I didn't see Chris's comment about kicking yourself.

    Now the fates have decreed that you must attend.

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  6. Wow, small world. The school we cover regularly, St. Lawrence University, lost to Richard Stockton in the Division III Sweet 16.

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