“He started spending more and more time up in Bakersfield,” Bernie said. Who was he talking about, again?
“Playing gigs?” said Colonel Bob.
“Yeah,” Bernie said. “He was pretty good. Afterwards my mother threw away all his stuff, but I found a tape of him just fooling around on an acoustic guitar, even singing a bit.”
“Afterwards meaning … ?” said Colonel Bob.
Hey! Was that Iggy at his window? Sure was! Hadn’t seen Iggy in ages. Iggy’s my buddy, although he never seems to come out any more. And he had something in his mouth. I went right up to our window for a better view. Was it a bedroom slipper? Looked like one. Iggy gave it a little shake. Yes, a bedroom slipper for sure. I wanted it real bad.
“Chet! Knock it off.”
I dialed down to this low rumble I have.
“This is a pretty amazing story,” Colonel Bob said. “What happened after that?”
Spence’s World Series pick: Tampa vs. Rockies
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