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The Curse of the Little Caesars Roesma Glass
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It's been almost 25 years since Little Caesars was handing these glasses out to just about every family in Michigan commemorating the Tigers winning the world series. They were one of my childhood favorite drinking glasses. But, like just about everything, they had faded from my mind over the years. That is, until my buddy pulled them out of storage and back in his cupboard. We are out in California, so like anybody from the D, when I would see them they reminded me of home and I loved looking at them. I wouldn't drink out of any other glass ... no matter what I was drinking. Well, that bit me in the ass on a late, drunk evening when I accidentally knocked one off the counter and it shattered all over the beach house, tile floor. My buddy just held his head in his hands for what seemed an hour. All he could say was, "Roesma ..."

I felt really bad, but didn't worry. I am all too familiar with the power of eBay. I thought I could find one right away ... and I did, along with a different one for myself. It took a week for the auction to end, but for the price of $4.99, I would surely fill the void in my buddy's cabinet (and heart) with an identical Roesma, Trammel HoJo Tigers' collectible.

I was very excited to present it to my buddy. I had it all shined up and waiting for his next visit to my house. Then came last Saturday night. I had some other Detroit Friends over for late night drinks and of course, my boy loved the glasses on display and chose to drink out of one. I saw him take the Roesma, Trammel, HoJo (as opposed the Sweet Lou, Petry and Lance Parrish); but I couldn't say no to this true fan. Just like my boy couldn't have refused me. We are true fans and get true happiness from the little things in life, like (for my buddy) drinking out of the Trammel glass - his favorite player. It would be fine, I thought ... what were the odds of that same glass getting broken twice? I even talked about wanting to write an article on urMIsports about eBay being great because it can be used to find all of your childhood mementos. Well, it didn't take long. I was in the other room when a heard a horrible crash. I knew right away what and who it was. I held my head in my hands. My buddy in his own humorous way said, "Now, you know how bad it feels..." He was right; I did.

So, I am back to square one - looking for a Roesma on eBay. And, thank God for eBay. It's surely going to save a lot of friendships from the unfortunate consequences of alcohol.

Lesson Learned - save the Little Caesars glasses for MILK only, like back in the day!

Shattered Dreams!

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