So, the first two periods of the day were fine. Third period I had a free that I spent in the library. I see one of the most annoying boys walking over and knew he would have something to say about my jersey. Surprisingly, he didn't say much. He just asked me what player was on my jersey and if Smith was my favorite. No witty remarks, nothing. Phew.
But I knew fourth period would be a challenge. In World History I sit in a row with 5 boys and one other girl. In front of me there are 2 other boys. And they all know baseball. None of them say anything until the teacher using the room before my class playfully goes, "Cleveland!? Cleveland?" when he sees my jersey. Then they boys attack.
"What player is that?"
"Is it Sizemore?"
"No, it's Joe Smith"
"Why in the world would you get a Joe Smith jersey? I didn't know they even sold those!"
"Joe Smith is the equivalent of Anthony Claggett"
And it continued for a little while. Luckily, it eventually died down and I could focus on actually being part of the class.
I definitely didn't expect to get that kind of reaction for my jersey. But now they'll be prepared when I wear it again on March 22. And many times after that.
Let's Go Mets!Let's Go Indians!