Blog Archives for July 2014

  • Monday 28th of July 2014

    One of the longest days ...

    There are a lot of things a person can do in four and a half hours. I could drive to Penn State and half of the way back in four and a half hours. I could drive to and from New York City, I could get a really nice tan on the beach in four and a half hours. I could drive to and from most shore points in four and a half hours. Speaking of the shore, our right hand man, Steve made an unexpected trip to the shore yesterday. Not to go on the beach, walk the boardwalk or fish, but to pick up Lenny Dykstra. Living up to his reputation, he was in Atlantic City Friday night and “thought” a car was arranged to bring him to our signing before 11 a.m. Quickly, we realized we were in for a very long day. After much chaotic communication back and forth, we sent Steve to pick him up. Leaving our store around 11:30 a.m., he finally made it back to Havertown at 3:30 p.m., four and a half hours later from the signing start time.

    When we bring in players at CCC, we plan and hope that the signing will be flawless. Yesterday, was a true test of our patience and endurance as we waited for a guy that has no true grasp on reality. It frustrated us beyond belief to see customers come and go, waiting for Lenny. Calling endless amounts of time, asking on Facebook, stopping back to the store, wondering if he would ever show up. Four and a half hours later he did. For the hour and a half that he sat in our store, he signed anything and everything, adding any and all inscriptions you could imagine. Surprisingly, he was great with the people and gave everyone a really great autograph.

    I’m not writing this blog to confirm everyone’s perspective on Lenny Dykstra, I am writing to tell the whole, true story and for everyone to understand that yesterday was out of left field for us. We never want to keep our customers waiting, especially the ones who traveled a long distance to be there. We did everything we could to make that wait time as enjoyable as possible. There isn’t much else to say, other than thank you. Thank you to every customer that came back, the ones that left their items with us and those that waited it out. It was a tough one yesterday, but the support we received was incredible, and for that we thank you.