Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bank of America Presents BARRY SIMMONS...

... and a Dodger. Matt something.

Thanks to Husker of Corn Todd, we had gotten wind of a special appearance by Matt Kemp at Bank of America months ago. But it was postponed and darkness reigned over the land. Until late last night.

There was internet chatter. Oh so much chatter. A Dodger will be at a bank. More news to come.

And come it did, in the form of MATT KEMP AT MY LOCAL BANK OF AMERICA! Win and win together again.

This morning, the Delino and a few dozen Kemp / Simmons fans waited outside patiently for convenient checking deposit and the five tool phenom.

And right on time, Kemp showed up in style.

The crowd roared like a lion as Kemp appeared. Soon, we were all ushered into the Bank, with plenty of mini baseballs and Cracker Jacks on hand...

...greeted by BofA's finest all in their Dodgers garb.

Best part, my Bank of America card meant I could skip ahead of the non-BofA plebeians and get one step closer to the man himself: BARRY SIMMONS

Who truly was the man since he gave me a signed Kemp baseball, which will become property of Delino Jr oh too soon.

Kemp was humble and friendly, listening to my sage advice on how to utilize all five of his tools. He signed one of of my, I mean my son's, Dodger Sundae Cups.

A great way to spend 25 minutes on a Thursday late morning. Thanks to Barry Simmons, Todd, Twitter, Matt Kemp and all the anonymous tipsters for getting me to such a great little event for the fans.

By the way, I have been a customer of Bank of America for over ten years. Just want that out there.

16 comments:

Greg Hao said...

When I first saw the post about the tweet came up, I thought Kemp was doing a Ron Artest, just randomly lettin' folks know that he's at a BofA and they should stop by and help him rob the bank or some shit.

MR.F said...

Awesome!

Spank said...

Are those mini caps behind the cracker jacks? Reminds me of those mini football helmets sold in vending machines at supermarkets for 25 cents back in the day.

Steve Sax said...

I can't believe it, DelinO! What an awesome day! Those home loan featured rates are too good to be true!

Dusty Baker said...

You told Kemp how to use his tool?

Roberto Baly said...

I was at this event too. I have pictures of the great Delino. :)

DelinO said...

Roberto - All rights and likeness to my image are exclusive to Esquire and Cracked magazines.

(Did you score tickets? They were talking about giving a pair to an older gentleman, at which point I boldly asked "I'm Old! I'd like tickets!")

(Which didn't work. But the signed ball is pretty sweet)

Dusty Baker said...

(shivers at the use of the words Delino and Cracked in the same sentence)

Steve Sax said...

DelinO, how many tools did Barry Simmons have (besides deposit envelopes and free toasters for opening checking accounts)?

DelinO said...

@Dusty - I almost wrote Black Tail instead of Cracked.

For the sake of your brain, I'm glad I didn't.

Neeebs said...

I for one don't believe Delino when he says that the Dodger Sundae Cup is really Delino Jr.'s cup.

Proof?????????????

Photo speaks for itself.

*bows head in shame and suffering from the same malady*

Roberto Baly said...

@ DelinO - I did not score tickets. All is good. :)

Roberto Baly said...

By the way, I've seen in person DelinO, Sax and Cora.

Where's Orel or Karros?

Steve Sax said...

DelinO: sweet pictures and write-up btw, thanks!

Dusty Baker said...

Where's Lasorda?

DelinO said...

The only time anyone sees Orel's face, is their last moments on this Earth.