Dear Wade Howell [Vice President; Down East Wood Ducks and Hickory Crawdads]:
I regret to inform you that I will not be attending the culminating Wood Cup games in Kinston this week. I seriously pursued the idea, but ultimately felt my presence would overshadow the players, and this is their moment to bask in the bright lights of glory. Plus, there is that fucking hurricane working its way up the coast, and I have been watching Point Break a great deal lately, so the urge to chase the surf might have top great to ignore. Now that I am the official Thirsty Thursday Ambassador, great responsibilities now walk in hand with privilege, so I cannot just jump on a plane to North Carolina, especially with the celebrations of the 66ers leading the California League in attendance in 2019 still raging.
Did you make it up to Fayetteville in the last week? Not too many people made it to the game today as the paid attendance in Segra Stadium was only 1,346. I do not know if any baseball will be played in North Carolina in the near future, but I hope your are well stocked with bourbon and beanie weenies. Is there a hurricane escape clause in your organization’s lease with the city of Kinston? Stay safe.
Your friend in baseball,