Sunday, October 12, 1975

Crashing the World Series

My good friends Jon and David were California hippies in the early 1970s. And they also could be hilarious con men. 

Here's an example: the tale of how they attended the 1974 World Series with little more than quick wits and the nerve of born practical jokers.  

I sold this story to California Living, the Sunday magazine of the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle while in grad school at UC Berkeley. It's probably my first byline in a professional publication.

Reading it almost 40 years later, I can see a few rough spots in the narrative. And I have to question some of the facts. But it's still pretty damn funny. 

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Dodger fans Jon Kaplon and David Turchin, back on the farm, 1975. I took the picture.