Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Loser salute to Red Klotz!

If you're going to read a New York Times obituary today, skip the earnest one on Nadine Gordimer and read the one on Red Klotz, who led the teams (their names varied but they usually went as the Washington Nationals) that lost to the Harlem Globetrotters for so many years.
Mr. Klotz, you were exactly one month younger than the Complete and Total Loser's father, who died two years ago and you were born and raised in the same city, Philadelphia. You made thousands laugh in your guise as a loser. And you even one a game, the obit says, on January 5 of 1971, making you a little less than a complete and total loser, but losing at that makes you, in the Complete and Total Loser's eyes, an honorary kinsman. 
Mr. Red Klotz.

1 comment:

  1. I say, a loser who was really a winner! Smashing!