For the past 39 years, Sammy Sportface has been re-telling a spectacular sports story that no one has believed nor cared about.
The story occurred unfolded when he played a high school baseball game against Georgetown Prep in 1981. Snake Charlie Leasure pitched. His name was Snake because he wore white cleats to show off.
Sportface stood waiting with his bat at the plate.
The meatball sailed towards the plate. Sportface swatted the ball. It rocketed into the skies of right field, over dozens of green trees, and kept going and going. Some say it’s still going.
“It’s the farthest I’ve ever seen anyone hit a baseball at Georgetown Prep, and anywhere else for that matter,” said Snake Leasure, who cursed at Sportface as he rounded first base. “He hit that ball so far that Prep should have erected a statue of him out there where it landed.”
Snake confirmed all these facts and sprinkled in his usual colorful commentary during a recent phone conversation with Sportface. It marked the first time the two of them had ever spoken on the phone in their entire lives even though they’ve known each other since they were 13 years old when Sportface torched Snake and St. Jane de Chantel in basketball.
“Can’t believe Sportface called me up,” said Snake. “I thought I had gotten that guy out of my life. For more than three decades I have been haunted by the monumental home run blast he cracked off me. I was finally starting to get over it. Then out of nowhere, he calls me so I have to relive the nightmarish experience.”
In his defense, Snake did want to point out that in that game he got five hits in six at-bats.
“You weren’t five for six,” said Sportface. “I was on first base that day and distinctly remember you complaining that you weren’t getting any strikes to hit so you walked two or three times. Hits? You didn’t have any hits. Walks are not hits.”
“Yeah but I hit one of the other big homers at Prep,” said Snake. “It was a line drive one-hopper into the bushes in right-center. But I admit, Sportface’s homer traveled three times farther than mine.”
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