On Thursday nite, I had a show in Williamsport, PA. The name of the town rung a bell but I couldn’t remember why until I called my dad to let him know where I was and he reminded me that Williamsport was the birthplace of Little League Baseball and the place where the Little League World Series is played each year. Oh yeah… Well, from the moment I got into town, it was ALL Little League. EVERYWHERE.

A quick Google search on Williamsport also led me to a Wikipedia page where I learned that Williamsport once had more millionaires per-capita than anywhere else in the world. The whole world. In fact, the mascot for the Williamsport Area High School is “The Millionaires.” This is their logo.

A top hat, gloves and a cane.

Once I found that photo I felt compelled to find out the mascots of the schools they compete against. The Dawgs, The Crusaders, The Mountaineers… And these poor kids have to shout “Go Millionaires!” at their games. In the words (and drawl) of the great philosopher Charles Barkey, “That is TUR-RI-BULL!”

The show went pretty well, and after I was done, I met one of the audience members — a guy named James Nutt — who has written a book called… wait for it… “Confessions of a Bipolar Firefighter.” No really. He’s bipolar and schizophrenic and his last name is ‘Nutt.’ I’m not making that up, folks. Check out his short (10 seconds) video here.

As advertised, right? ;) I told him he should subtitle the book “Let it Burn, No Put it Out!!!” He was a cool dude and he was there with his 3 sons and one of his son’s girlfriend. We chatted for quite a while Fun times.

Now as you know, I’m a sucker for a good museum. That’s why, despite the fact that I’m not a big baseball fan, I had to stop by the Little League Museum on my way out of Williamsport.

I threw out a pitch and took a few swings at the indoor diamond. How do I look?!?? Haha… don’t answer that. Then I went out back to check out the stadium where they hold the World Series each summer.

Pretty cool! Thanks for the mem’ries Williamsport!

2 thoughts on “Baseball and Bipolar Millionaires

  1. Isa

    Hi Erin! I’m guilty of being a lurker on many blog sites but I just had to tell you that even though I didn’t comment before now, I LOVED this post and I sent it to several people!! Hilarious! My little one is also obsessed with baseball right now so I might be taking a trip to this town one of these days…

  2. Ian Nutt

    Hey Erin! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve responded. I am one of the sons of James Nutt, the bipolar firefighter you met after your show in Willimsport. Thank you for the shoutout. His book
    CONFESSIONS OF A BIPOLAR FIREFIGHTER will be finished being edited by the end of the month and will be getting published no more than 60 days afterwards.
    Anyways, your show was the real deal. Williamsport needed you to shake them up! I’ll have to find out when you are in the area again. We would love to pay money to have you make us laugh again!!!

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