Pass me my Checkbook
MLB.com has a story about Kerry Wood's latest charity event on the horizon. Wood is a top-notch philanthropist, and his upcoming shindig on November 12 promises to be no exception. During the day, he and his wife will host a bowling tournament benefit for Children's Memorial Hospital, accompanied by Mark Prior (he'd better bowl lefty), Dempster, Ryno, Mark "The Desert Drunk" Grace, and Matt Clement. There's an auction up for grabs too, with a good selection of memorabilia available at the right price.
In the evening, they're hosting a "celebrity bartending event" (keep Grace away, please) at Le Passage, a swanky club on the Gold Coast side of town. Aside from the usual fundraising, where celebrities compete for tips while pouring the drinks, there is another auction, where the main prize is an evening with Todd Wellemeyer at Le Passage.
Imagine that: a chance to dine with our favorite middle reliever. What would you ask him?
Q. How was co-ed life at Bellarmine (KY) College?
Q. Will you pitch better than your career 6.19 ERA next season?
Q. What music do you listen to on that long drive between Chi-town and Iowa?
I'm not poking fun at the charity aspect of it all, because deep down, it's all for a good cause. However, I would like to know what the winning bid is for that dinner & drinks session. Is dinner included in the prize, or would you end up going dutch with TW? I wonder if Todd picks up checks like he picks up runners on base.