Check Your Email, Dude – Brotherly Love (Ep. 10)

It is with a heavy heart that I give you Episode 10, the final installment of the Jud & Bill series. And there’s a little SURPRISE at the bottom of this post!

Remember MY PLAN to rid the world of misdirected emails? Every time I get something good sent to me by mistake, I’m sharing it. Right here. In a segment called Check Your Email, Dude (CYED).

You are now reading Episode #10 of the Jud & Bill series entitled Brotherly Love, chronicling the mundanely interesting goings-on in the daily lives of two brothers across the country from one another. To view past episodes:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

[ Brotherly Love – Ep. 10 ]


7/31/11, 7:33pm


It sounds like Buddy and you enjoyed the game last night, despite the lopsided loss.  Where are the fathers in today’s society?  They should be bringing the kids to the games.  And speaking of fathers, we were enjoying the all-star game last night when a very large man almost sat down on my lap.  Mind you, there is room for about 5,000 more fans than were at the game, but he chose to sit very close to me.  By this time, we had already seen Ryan Garvey with the home run contest before the game.  The kid hit five out in each round, winning the whole sheebang.  The trophy he went home with would make a great room divider.  His dad, Steve, threw out the first pitch, and he still cannot throw, one of the reasons he was taken off third base in his early Dodger career.  Anyway, back to the big guy.  He asks me if I come here often.  I am starting to think “old pick-up line” and immediately reach for Jean’s hand to hold.  However, he begins to tell me that he has two sons in the league and one is playing tonight.  I tell him all the ramifications of the Home Run Derby, and then he tells me that the other son, a pitcher who I had seen throw before, was asked to leave the Power because he got into a shoving match with the Garvey kid.  (This is like picking on Donald Trump’s kid in midtown New York.  Not a smart choice on this guy’s son’s part.)  So we kibitzed for a while until he asked me about ceviche.  I had no idea what he was talking about and looked around to see if Santa Ana’s followers were getting ready to avenge what happened after the Alamo uprising.  Then, Jean explained that it was a shrimp dish cooked in lime, etc.  Do I have a sign stenciled on my forehead that says “Talk to me”.  I don’t care.  Does it look like I miss a meal?   We finally left with the score tied 2-2 in the eighth. Talk to youse tomorrow.


So … was the “big guy” making a move on Billy? How does a PIG know about ceviche?? And who won the game??? We’ll never know. Sigh.


I’m gonna miss these guys so much that … I’m holding a CONTEST. With a PRIZE! Tune in tomorrow for the details.

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Stay tuned for other Check your Email, Dude stories … coming soon.


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8 responses to “Check Your Email, Dude – Brotherly Love (Ep. 10)

  1. “Youse”. Jersey, that’s all I’m gonna say.

  2. Nooooooo! It can’t be over! (and I agree that youse is totally a Jersey thing 😉

  3. hehehhe… so they finally caught wind of their misdirected email, bummer! We were just getting to know them 🙂

  4. I think Garvey put the smackdown on them and cut off their internet access.
    He’s the big guy down in those parts.

  5. I wish I got misdirected email! The most exotic stuff i get is from a Somali prince, but I’m pretty sure he says those things to all the girls.

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  7. kelleysbreakroom

    That is hilarous! My favorite part was definitely “sheebang”. I also love that old man’s shirt.

    (Thanks for linking this up to #findingthefunny a couple of weeks ago! Sorry I am such a loser and just now reading it.)

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