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The man with the Baltche jersey

Well, that man now has a name, and a story.

From my inbox:

My name is Michael Lieberman and I am basically your American hero. I originally hail from Potomac, Md. and now reside as a quasi-employed attorney in the cultural epicenter immediately surrounding UDC. I am proud to say that I am a lifelong Wiz/Les Boulez fan and bought this jersey to protest the current WW administration.

It is my most sincere hope that this $59.99 purchase will inspire other Wizards fans to join the fight. Nothing would please my eyeballs more than an army of BALTCHE jerseys overtaking the Verizon Center as a sit-in protest. Tom Gugliotta would not stand for this and neither will any of us! I will now proceed to shoot 20 ft. jumpers with 18 seconds left on the shot clock. Good day, sir!

Yup. Still an American hero. As proof, Michael sent along a copy of his electronic receipt, which is basically the coolest electronic receipt of all time.

Maybe this will eventually wind up like that last scene from V for Vendetta, with everyone marching on Verizon Center while wearing Baltche jerseys.

For the original Baltcheisms, see here and here.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.


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