Remember Ralph very well. For the longest time i thought he was only at Jays games - a Jays/Labatt's employee. Then I saw him at the inaugural season of the Raptors. Then at Argos games. That's when it dawned upon me that I he was an independent contractor. A guy who had cornered the programme business in Toronto! I thought it was so cool!
Specifically, I remember watching him at a Jays game. I watched him go up & down the aisles from section to section, level to level. The guy was in extraordinary shape. Brush cut. Big glasses. Reminded me of a Marine Drill Sargent!
In fact, when I was at the Toronto/Hamilton game this past Friday, I asked myself; "Where's that quirky program dude?" Never had the chance to meet him but something inside me said, "I bet there's a heckuva story behind this guy!"
Obviously there was.
RIP Peace Ralph ... Hope there's a buffet up in heaven!
P.S. Thanks for posting TravelPat ...