One of my biggest pet peeves involves people who go to ballgames and hold up completely lame signs that turn the call letters of the TV station covering the game into some inane message. Usually, it looks something like this:
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Don’t even get me started on the people who spell out message with call letters that aren’t even at the beginning of words.
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But once every blue moon — more likely every other blue moon — there is actually a sign worth showing on the TV screen. And it happened during Sunday’s Cubs-Pirates telecast on WGN in the top of the 9th inning just before the game ended. The camera flashed to a guy holding up a sign with this message:
2008 Wish List
1. World Series
3. New Job
Announcers Len Kasper and Bob Brenly were clearly taken aback by this piece of artwork, and responded with something to the effect of “I don’t know what to say about that” or “Good luck with that.” All I know is my 2008 Wish List had all three of those items on it as well. Only I didn’t think of putting them in the form of signage. So good work, guy, whoever you were.