Well, the Red Sox pulled off a win today while the whole team seems to be dealing with the flu. Funny story - I had the following conversation with a guy at Jersey Mike's who saw my Red Sox cap. Him: You a Boston fan? Me: Oh yeah. Him: Who's your favorite player? Me: Currently playing? Pedroia. Him: Oh yeah? He's a good guy. You ever been to Fenway? Me: Yeah, I used to work there back in college. I sold souvenirs at the Team Store. Him: Oh yeah. That's a big store! My brother is Mookie Betts, that's why I asked. Me: Oh, cool. I like Mookie too. (Not really believing him) Him: Yeah, he's been sick though. He said it's going around the whole team. But he just has a headache, he says. Me: Oh, I hope it's not too bad. Him: They're all getting hit with it. He said they play Detroit next. (I knew they were playing Pittsburgh that night so again, I wasn't really convinced he was telling the truth) Well sure enough, that night during the Pittsburgh game, they announce Mookie is out, and the flu has been going around the clubhouse, and their next series is in Detroit. After my fiancée did some Instagram creeping, she found a picture on Mookie's account of "the Betts boys," and there he was. So that's my one degree of separation from Mookie Betts, I guess. Now, when I worked at Fenway, I did at different times meet Jason Varitek, Cla Meredith, Bronson Arroyo, and Theo Epstein - and a still-drunk Curt Leskanic, who came in the morning after the 2004 ALCS. And Johnny Pesky, who was all class, all the time.