Wordless Wednesday: The Man on the Sidewalk

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A few Fridays ago as I was making my way to the busses after school, Jordan--a student of mine who always rounds the corner at the exact moment I come out the door and lets me know what dramas closed his school day--said, "Look! It rained baseball cards!" I looked. It had. There on the sidewalk looking back at me was none other than the recently-retired left-handed, pinstriped work of art (I'll stop.) himself. (No need for names, right?)

I picked him up. I picked up a few of his colleagues on other times. Feeling happy and open-minded, I picked up a Red Sox pitcher.

Then I resolved on Monday to report my lucky find to an administrator who would announce to all the children that these treasures had been recovered.

I did. That is, I tried. Every time I approached the house principal, he was too busy counting out standardized test booklets and packets of crackers and calculators and things to talk. So I told my students and a few teachers. I put the word out. As I type this, the cards are in my bag. I will keep trying to get them back to their rightful owner. Meanwhile, Pettitte's in my back pocket, and it's a cool thing.

Not Really Wordless on Wordless Wednesday

Comments

  1. Neat find and very nice to try to return them to someone who they must be a treasure to. . .

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  2. I totally agree with Paulie! Have a beautiful day, Sandy. Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. I always treasure finds like these, as you have no idea what encounters they might lead to.;))
    Have a lovely midweek,
    xoxo

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  4. He is a great pitcher!!!
    Glad you rescued the cards
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  5. I know nothing about baseball but what can be wrong about carrying a cute guy in your pocket? :)

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  6. Lots of baseball teams would love to have Pettitte in their back pocket!

    They wouldn't give him up though.

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  7. reminded me of my own classic collection of nba cards. baseball isnt as popular as basketball here.

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  8. What fun to come across such treasures. I am sure someone is sad about losing them though.

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  9. Somebody's precious collection.

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  10. interesting trying to get through to administrators about anything-it took me 2 weeks to get permission form the local superintendent to run a poetry contest. i needed his okay to send home flyers...grr!

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  11. Well I don't follow baseball, but I think it would be hard for me to part with such a work of art that can be carried in one's back pocket.

    Have a great day.

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  12. Ahhh...a sign from heaven perhaps? Your paths meant to cross in the future? You never know. He's rather easy on the eyes! I don't follow sports but I can see why you might like all things baseball where you are. Great post Sandy. I hope it rains something cool here today, besides the water!!!

    Hugs my dear, G

    www.takeahappybreak.com

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  13. I can think of many things worse than having Andy Pettitte in my back pocket. I do hope, though, that the owner of the cards is identified.

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  14. I remember the era when Andy Pettitte during his first tour with the Yankees in late 1990s / early 2000s.

    By coincidence, my WW is from the Bronx, too.

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  15. LOL, I never knew you were so into baseball. :0) My cousin is Paul Shuey, used to be a pitcher.

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  16. Great post Sandy, Finders Keepers.lol

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  17. That is a cool thing-and so are you : )

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  18. Anonymous9:11 PM

    you make life good.



    please have you all a nice thursday.

    daily athens

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  19. As an avid baseball fan, and former little boy who collected baseball cards.....lucky you!

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  20. PS: I told Joe about this post last night and he really enjoyed it too. Any more "special rain" there, do keep us posted! It is St. Pat's Day, a fine day for a bit of green from the sky perhaps.

    Lots of Hugs, G

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  21. Nice story. And it also could have been posted under "sarcasm." :)
    Mad Kane

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