Several years ago, back when Guns 'N Roses song Paradise City was a hot new hit, the Backsliders owner Melinda and her family were out visiting Colorado as they frequently did. Melinda and Bloomington Baseball owner Jay came across a relic, similar to this balloon. The two found it so humorous that the phrase caught on and it became a bit of a running joke. When it came time for the Percell Family Fantasy Baseball League to warrant a blog, the name was an obvious choice for the same reasons as to why the phrase caught the attention of Jay and Melinda.
You see, the picture of a cow out standing in the field reminded them of the field beside Grandma and Grandpa Percell's house in Bethany, MO. Recently I was thumbing through the archives of Keith Percell and found several photos of the exact field, circa 1970.
|Out Standing in the Field|
|Sharon in front of the backstop|
Here (presumably) Jerry and Dean share a game of catch.