Day: October 7, 2011

The ping-pong club and the Oakland A’s

My older son Nathan was sitting at the most recent gathering of his high school ping-pong club.  Not surprisingly, the room was packed (5 students).  The teacher who was responsible for the club was describing where the ping-club stood in significance relative to all the other student clubs at the school–at the bottom.

Nate was reminded of a line uttered by Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) in Moneyball to describe the current financial situation of the 2002 Oakland A’s relative to the rest of the teams in MLB.

Nate modified it to fit their situation.
“There’s rich clubs, then there’s poor clubs, then there’s 50 feet of crap, then there’s the ping-pong club.”

Based on his inspiring speech, Nate was elected vice-president.  We’re so proud.

What impressive things have your children done lately? 

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