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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 some other front office types, as well, and they were engaged in some conversation.  I had just finished reading Michael Lewis's book Moneyball (an actual book, not on some fancy machine called an iPad ...

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