Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ex-Prez Gets To Work

Although the Great Falls White Sox season is complete (thank God), former Thirsty Thursday Club (TTC) President Jeff Andreoli continues to heckle professional baseball players. Andreoli was traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays late in the season, part of an internal house cleaning conducted by TTC Executives in response to a terrible team record. He made his Tampa debut on Sunday, as the Devil Rays beat the New York Yankees 11-4. The rout has caused local fans to hail Andreoli as a savior. "Are we eliminated from the playoff race yet?," shouted longtime Ray fan Peter Stockton. "Cause with this guy (Andreoli) on our side, we may never lose another game!"

Despite the win, Andreoli acknowledged that he has a lot a work to do in Tampa, and it will take some time to adjust to his new surroundings. "They had 30,000 in the stadium today," he said. "That's 29,950 more than an average White Sox game. It's a little tougher to heckle, but it can be done from a good seat." Normal attendance for a Devil Ray game is much lower, and with an enclosed stadium, acoustics should not be a problem. What will be a problem are the $6.50 beers. "They better increase my salary 7-fold, to deal with this beer-inflation situation," said Andreoli.
As the off-season approaches, the first order of business will be recruitment. Andreoli will be on the hunt for quality beer drinking hecklers to join this elite organization. Hopefully by next spring, the Thirsty Thursday Club, Tampa Division, will be a force to be reckoned with. Whether the Devil Rays will be a force in the A.L. East, well that's another story.


Blogger Scotty #13 said...

Way to go Oli! Hope you're enjoying the Rays down there in FL. Shame on them for beating up on your Yankees, though. Hope you're having a blast down there, keep the club updated on your wild times!

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Hutch? We want photos!!

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beer poured over ice?

Being a former TTC member who heard the call to the bullpit and left Montana, I am doing my best to keep liver capacity at its pull potential. No IR for me. "Give me ERA (Extra Rum Ass#@!^) now."

Doing my best to keep the my talents at their full potential, this Montana-gone-Iowa TTC enthusiast has been attending AHL hockey games and doing his best to keep out of the penalty box - at least until they start serving beer in the box.

Still believe in the cause and hope you all will keep me in mond when the '07 season jerseys are ready for orders.

Ross Bruno
Future #44

1:01 PM  
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4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/12/2007, Waterloo, IA:
When asked by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier to describe this evening’s try outs, the event organizer stated a single word…”Deuces.”

The Waterloo bucks pitched a two-hitter; the tryouts downed two beer buckets, two tallboys and 2 rum & cokes. An ugly win, but a win nonetheless. The tryouts finished with a 6-0 route of La Crosse.

Looking for a starting line up of nine, five arrived for the game. The five brave souls were rewarded with the champagne of seats – box seats with in-seat drink service.

Two dominant talents emerged. But they held no candle to the legacy left by the Great Falls TTC.

“With proper training and a little luck, we can turn the season around,” stated one of the dominant guzzlers.

Ross Bruno

9:35 PM  

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