I am at the beach this week with my wife’s family and, last night we engaged in a rousing game of Balderdash. Balderdash is a game where players create fake definitions or biographies for obscure words or people and then try to guess which definitions are fake and which are real.
Apparently, I am terrible at Balderdash. Like Marlins terrible. So bad that my Manager actually just resigned on the threat of another game.
I only share this little window into my world because, during the game, I couldn’t help but think how many of the Rays are now tangentially famous enough to make an appearance in future additions of Balderdash. If we play again 20 years from now, here are the fake biographies my wife’s family would give for current Rays:
- Sam Fuld: The inventor of the bumper sticker. (by Lucy Plum)
- Adam Russell: The child star in Swiss Family Robinson (by Mike Plum)
- Jeff Niemann: “he sounds familiar but, I can’t place him” (by Catherine Plum)
- Casey Kotchman: The creator of a particular chicken marinade. (by The Mrs.)
Based on last night’s results, I would pick each of these definitions for Fuld, Russell, Niemann, and Kotchman even though I know they aren’t true. I am just that gullible.
Put some other fake biographies for the current forgettable bunch of Rays in the comments.