Thursday, June 17, 2010

No worries, Phil

You never know when hockey hounding is going to create a lasting memory. Take last night, for instance.

After Moody's, Hound Central 5.0's senior correspondent and resident TTM guru, tipped us off that Hall of Famer Phil Esposito would be at a Chili's in Tampa, we decided to take that in, rather than attend a minor league baseball game up the road.

Really, it wasn't that difficult of a decision. Any time you have the chance to get an autograph from a Hall of Famer, it's certainly a worthy reason for changing plans.

Esposito, the special guest during a Lightning radio show, didn't disappoint, signing a bunch of autographs. In our case, it was this book. Worn out from playing street hockey for nearly an hour in the late-afternoon humidity, I sent Colin up to get Esposito's book signed.

"You're not going to let him read this, are you?" Esposito asked from across the restaurant, knowing full well the book contains salty language and, ahem, adult exploits.

"No, not anytime soon," I replied. "Maybe in five years or so."

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