Last fall when I learned that the Green Schools National Conference, which I present at annually, was being held in Palm Beach in February, I let out a hoop and did a little “happy dance.” My excitement wasn’t due to the fact that it would be warm in Florida versus most certainly frigid in New England, or that beautiful, white sandy beaches waited. No, my first and only thought at the moment was: WELLINGTON! I can finally make it to “The SHOW!”
For Phelpssports readers who are over 40, baseball fans, or both, you may recall the 1980s movie “Bull Durham.” In a nutshell, Kevin Costner stars as “Crash” Davis, a veteran catcher brought in to teach misfit apprentice pitcher Ebby Calvin “Nuke” Galosh (Tim Robbins) about the game in an effort to prep and get him to the Majors, or as Costner refers to it, “The Show.” Baseball groupie Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) romances Nuke but finds herself increasingly attracted to Crash. In any event, you know Kevin ends up with the girl, as he always does and really, why shouldn’t he? I mean who could forget the bathtub scene– candles and all?
But I digress.