Yesterday Christie was swarmed with fans and I screamed as loud as I could “Christie Pearce!” She immediately stopped and turned around, giving me the biggest smile when she realized who was yelling her name.
Once we got through all the fans around her she gave me the biggest hug. We rocked a little bit because we were hugging so tight.
She pulled back and thanked me for traveling all that way when they played like shit. I stopped her and told her that she is not to apologize and that she did not play like shit. I told her that I couldn’t let her go in without a picture so we moved away from the people and sun to take one on a small hill.
We talked about how I’ll be at the Orlando game next month and I once again assured her that she had a fantastic game.
I feel like I can’t even put into words how amazing she is a as a person and how incredibly lucky I feel. People talk about how great their favorite athlete is all the time. But my favorite is truly great. She’s truly special and just such a fantastic human being.
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“It was an idea I had, I think, when I was flying from L.A. to somewhere. I thought it would be nice to lose our identities, to submerge ourselves in the persona of a fake group. We would make up all the culture around it and collect all our heroes in one place. So I thought, A typical stupid-sounding name for a Dr. Hook’s Medicine Show and Traveling Circus kind of thing would be ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.’ Just a word game, really.”