Monday, May 17, 2010

Reader: I Carry My 1964 Ticket Stubs Around Too

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 9:54 AM

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A comment left by a reader on this post, which talked about some grumpy Cleveland fans and a 1964 ticket stub:

Dear Vince:

I read about your blog in The New York Times article in which you make reference to the possible loss of LeBron. I am a Clevelander now living in Syracuse, New York. Given your mention of the year 1964, I thought you would find it interesting that I attended that championship game with my father. The seats cost $10 each. I was so excited that I swore I would carry the ticket stubs in my wallet until Cleveland won another championship in any sport. Well, they are still in my wallet, where they have been for 46 years. I have literally carried them with me all that time. I took them out of the wallet to "watch" with me the two Denver games and the Marlins World Series game in hopes it would bring luck. Fat chance. When I show those stubs to friends, they are truly amazed and reverential, and they begin to understand the agony of being a true Cleveland sports fan.

David M. Rubin
Shaker Heights High class of '63

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