Jennifer decided it would be nicer to give Moss a pleasant card. “He needs to know how much we liked him in Oakland,” she thought.
She showed up to the stadium early for batting practice and waved down Moss.
“What do you want?” he barked at her, “I’m a busy professional baseball player. I don’t have time to be chit chatting with some dumb girl in her 30’s who’s crushing on me and my tight pants.”
Jennifer began to regret her choice to be nice to him. Clearly, his time away from Oakland had already turned him into a bit of a jerk.
“I made you this card. To show you some Oakland love.”
“That place is a cesspool. There’s nothing to love about Oakland, you dumb girl.”
He opened the card. The front had a picture of a dolphin wearing a “Hi, my name is Lundgren” sticker and the inside simply said, “We Miss You in Oakland.”
“This is stupid,” Moss said shortly and walked away.
Noticing that Jennifer was crying, Josh Reddick approached her and asked what was wrong, noting that there was no crying in baseball. She told him of the way Moss treated her and how awful she felt. He told her that Cleveland will do that to a man and said Moss hadn’t returned any of his texts in months.
“I tell you what,” he told her, “I’m going to dedicate this season to you. I’m going to play my hardest and take this team all the way and next time the Indians are in town, you can rub it in Moss’ red bearded face.”
Jennifer laughed and thanked Reddick.