As I wrote a couple days ago, I spent this past weekend at Commissioner Mike Bunch’s house playing some Illowa APBA League games. It was a homecoming of sorts as Mike hosted the very first IAL get together I attended at the tender age of 16 (that was back in 1980 and it was the draft weekend and god, I had no idea what I was getting myself into).
Those dice are there somewhere
Now Mike and his family (heh, current league member Marcus Bunch was in diapers at the time) live right next to the Hennepin Canal. This man-made waterway eventually empties into the Rock River. The story goes that during an IAL weekend before my time, Mike had particularly bad luck with the dice as he is prone to do. When the weekend was over, Mike is said to have thrown his dice into the Hennepin Canal with disgust.
Mike loves telling this story at league conventions. It’s a fun one. I related this story to Brando on the way home this past Saturday.
“No doubt,” I told him, “those dice are still there with two sixes facing up.”