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Me, Dallas, Dave, and Corned Beef

Me, Dallas, Dave, and Corned Beef

With the Pirates picking Dallas McPherson up off of waivers yesterday, I was reminded of a chance encounter I had with Dave Littlefield back in 2003.  It was the spring of 2003, perhaps late May or early June, and the computer guy at my "day job" and I went to Smallman Street Deli for lunch.

There we were, two nerds huddled around a table built on a barrel, chomping down on deliciously lean corned beef on rye with mustard and a pickle on the side.  At first, I saw the hair.  It was magnificently styled and perfectly brushed.  It must have preceded him into every room, like an advance scout.  The next thing I remember seeing is the suit.  It was an extremely sharp gray suit.  Perfectly tailored.  And then the rest of Dave Littlefield walked into the deli.

Littlefield was accompanied by so...

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