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Old 07-23-2008
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Fantasy Gifts

There is a local store here where I live called “Fantasy Gifts”. They sell “adult” novelty items, lingerie, sexual aids, porn, etc. They are a fine upstanding business, and have been in the same spot for as long as I’ve lived here, almost 17 years.

A couple months ago, I was working at a restaurant and ran into a boy who was maybe 10. We got to talking about sports and I asked him if he played and what team he was on and he said “Fantasy Gifts”.

WTF?????….HUH??????

It seems as if the person in charge of our local Little League Baseball was recruiting some help to find sponsors for the teams. They had some local Mom’s go through the phonebook and someone who obviously had no idea what Fantasy Gifts was phoned and asked if they would sponsor a team and they gladly agreed. They mailed in the check and the person in charge of sending the order to the printer to have the names printed on the shirts also had no firsthand knowledge of this specialty store. The person making and posting the schedule and the person in charge of getting the big signs in the outfield were also unaware of Fantasy Gifts and their unique inventory. It just kept slipping through until the day before opening day, when the uniforms were handed out and some of the parents who “knew about” Fantasy Gifts started asking questions. At that point, there were games to be played.

There it was…. Fifteen 10 year old boys walking around in uniforms emblazoned with the “Fantasy Gifts” logo, taking the field against teams like “Civic Plumbing”, “Pete’s Auto Body” and “Power House Gym”.

At one point one of the parents tried to pay for new shirts out of their pocket, but the president of the league said it “wouldn’t be right” (good man!)

Just ‘cuz it’s a great story, I would like to get one of those shirts, too bad I can’t fit into a Boys Medium.
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LMAO that's awesome. Thanks for sharing that.

<insert obligatory pun about fantasy baseball teams here>
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LMAO that's awesome. Thanks for sharing that.

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Fantasy Gifts had an adult-league softball team here in Minneapolis. I got laughed off of it when I requested that my teammates call me "The Big Unit". That taught me to make such requests BEFORE showering with my teammates after a hard fought game.
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I guess that's one way to usher in sex education....

Pretty funny story, though.
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Fantasy Gifts had an adult-league softball team here in Minneapolis. I got laughed off of it when I requested that my teammates call me "The Big Unit". That taught me to make such requests BEFORE showering with my teammates after a hard fought game.
Thor, can you get me a jersey in XL?
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