Have you ever been in a professional sports team's locker room? What did you see? Details, please!
I was a grad student in exercise physiology way back when and we did some testing for the Cincinnati Reds. Now, this was when the Big Red Machine was THE team in MLB. To thank us they invited our cohort of 8 to attend a game.
Part of this night included a visit to the locker room. I'm struggling to recall but this visit must have been during warm ups or maybe even during the game as there were no players to be seen.
Well, this was a Saturday night ... The Saturday night before the All-Star Game to be played the following Tuesday at Riverfront Stadium. There we were touring the locker rooms... As I recall they were splendid... And what did I see? A long rack of All-Star jerseys!
I did what any Reds fan would have done, I took the Johnny Bench jersey off it's hanger and proceeded to walk out of the locker room. Unfortunately, I had had a few beers, perhaps more than a few, and didn't have the sense to hide my treasure as I walked passed the locker room manager. He promptly reclaimed the jersey and I lost the best souvenir ever.