There was a club we use to play on away games, that use to
take every opportunity to mess with our minds. And I will admit,
they did have an imagination.
- On our way to the visitor’s locker room, there was
a sign on a door that said “HEAD COACH OFFICE”.
Out of curiosity, I open the door and took a peek in.
Inside was 8’ X 5’ room with a urinal, a sink, a stall,
and a roll of paper towels.
- The pay phone in the visitor’s locker room took only
quarters. Next to it was a bill changer. The bill changer
took $1 and $5 bills, then spit out change in nickels
- The showers in the visitor’s locker room all came with
a metal soap dish under the faucets. In each soap dish
had a bar of soap in it. Everyone thought that it was a
convenient gesture, until one of our players recognized
the kind of soap they gave us – flea soap for dogs and
- There was a large ventilation fan that hung down from
the ceiling with 8 blades on it. I never saw an 8 bladed
ceiling fan before. On each blade were some markings.
When we turned the fan on to get some air moving
one hot August night, all those markings stared to come
into focus and those blades went around, and formed
something readable – LOSERS.
- We were provided with small secure lock boxes in
the locker room one night. Wallets, watches, and stuff
like that could be safely stored while we were on the field.
The combination locks were part of the door assembly.
The combination to those locks was inscribed on the
Lock boxes of the door as well. Add to that, all the
combinations were the same … L 1, R 2, L 3.
Now tell me ballplayers don’t have a sense of humor!