The email was from Nicole at my old company. The subject line: "Dodgeball, Game 1, tonight at 7pm."
"Todd, We need you! We are down a ton of players and can't field a team!! We are playing at 67th and York. Can you come?!"
I thought dodgeball season was over. I already crossed it off my bucket list and threw away my team jersey. I haven't even worked for that company for two months. The gig only lasted seven weeks to begin with.
Team Player: Noun. A person who plays or works well as a member of a team or group; Todd Tarpley.
Only five of us showed up. We played one person short. We got killed. I'm going back into retirement.