Let me take you back to March of 2004.  The previous two years in a row, we won in the League of Alternative Reality American League (LABRAL), the USA Today experts’ baseball league run by Fantasy Sports Hall of Famer John Hunt. 

We won two in a row, so we decided to throw a party at the next year’s draft.  We threw the party after drafts at LABR for 15 straight years.  The first party in 2004 was both hilarious and the most interesting. We rented the Marilyn Monroe suite at a local hotel.  It was…well…not an amazing hotel, but the suite was HUGE with an outdoor terrace that wrapped around the whole suite.  Glenn was working with the Southern District and heard his colleagues had obtained a conviction of Martha Stewart while we were deciding how much we would bid on Ivan Rodriguez.

At the party, there were 30-40 people talking baseball, drinking beer, and analyzing the night’s draft.  We were introduced to Sam Walker.   Walker, a Wall Street Journal sports writer, planned on...