Date: Sat, 28 May 1994 21:55:37 -0500


Subject: Re: Red Rover


I wonder if there is a correlation between not being picked for

competitive schoolyard games and winding up in an English department?

--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Well, Rudy, looking at my colleagues I'd say yes. But what happens is

all of a sudden a few of them suddenly discover they're really closet

jocks and you get a department softball team and volleyball team and

then of course you know that the next step is that they're all hobbling

around with knee bandages and wrist casts and foam collars.

So our softball team, the Frumious Bandersnatch, fell apart after the

captain had triple bypass surgery and the pitcher got a rotator cuff

infjury. Our department jazz band went the same way: the Footnotes

trumpet player couldn't figure out how to read charts with bifocals on

and the tenor sax man got a new computer .



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