You know how you always get those emails from your friends containing really weird stories you never believe, about a famous person someone knows or has slept with or something of the sort? Nine times of ten they're hoaxes, of course; just a fake email chain that gets passed from inbox to inbox, with titles like, "WOW, LOOK AT TIHS!" attached.
Seems we have a Cub fan here -- or at least a fan of one Cub in particular
-- in the heart of Cardinal country, and she's not at all shy about who knows it.
Do you know this woman?
See, apparently Mark Grace, widely known as one of the wilder athletic types to come along in recent years, has had this thing going on with a St. Louis bartender
for quite a few years now. He pops into town, pops into her, and then is back on is merry way. No big deal, right? Plenty of stories just like this all over the world.
Ah, but it gets better. Said bartender, at some point in their relationship, decided she would get a tattoo on her back which would let anyone who, in her own words, "does her from the back" know she is property of Mr. Grace. She apparently got the tattoo to cheer Grace up after she rejected a drunken marriage proposal some time in the past. The story was confirmed by Grace's agent, Barry Axelrod, though Grace himself denies proposing, or at least denies remembering proposing.
All of this was uncovered by Hugging Harold Reynolds
, who received the tip from a man here in St. Louis, a Cubs fan, who met the woman in question. The full email contains some interesting hints as to where she might work.
So what we're looking for is a neighborhood restaurant-slash-bar, known for their pizza, located right next to some condos. We here at the RFT have our full resources on this case, said resources consisting of most of the staff sending out emails to all their friends looking for suggestions. Seeing as how I don't have any friends to email, I thought I would take the case to the public at large. Someone out there has to be acquainted with this individual.
In the meantime, let this be a lesson to all of you out there: not all Cubs are evil. Some of them may, in fact, just have a soft spot in their, um, hearts for the city of St. Louis.
And the next time you take home the slightly-past-her-prime woman working the bar at your local watering hole, check to see if she has a tattoo that says Grace. If so, then either you're fucking a huge Jeff Buckley
fan, or you have something in common with a sporting icon.