I’ve been a Dodgers fan all my life. I remember being the only kid in my class, less than 80 miles from the Bay Area, rooting for LA in the 1988 World Series. I was really excited to finally get to see them win another one this year in an excellent series against Houston, so naturally when my friend Charleen — a proud native Houstonian — tweeted a friendly challenge, I accepted.
You bring it, I'll wear it! 👒
— Morgan Estes (@morganestes) October 31, 2017
In hindsight, this is one reason why I don’t bet anymore. 🙂
Thirty–six minutes after game 7 finished, the hat was on its way. We didn’t know when we’d meet up, but the deal was that I’d wear my new hat at the next WordCamp we attended. I assumed it would probably somewhere in Texas next year, but with some unexpected travel, it turns out I and my family were able to make it to WordCamp US in Nashville. On the second day, I got to sport my new lid.
It did the job. Over the rest of the day, I was congratulated on my team’s win and my nice hat by:
- Another Dodgers fan. ☹️
- A Yankees fan. 😏
- A heckler. 😶
- A drunk dude yelling “GO ‘STROS!” on the sidewalk in downtown Nashville. 🙃
This hat’s going in my collection of good stories and good friends.