So, we've checked out of the hotel, loaded our stuff into the baggage area of the bus, and we're at the Civic Center in downtown Erie.
But there's the current problem: There's a girls high school game going on right now.
This is usually the time the teams come out, shoot around, loosen up, stretch. But they can't because of the game. So now the Ants are pretty much confined to their locker room until the game is finished.
Chatting in the hotel lobby with Ants coach Joey Meyer, he said he walked to Walmart (probably three or four blocks away) to get brown socks.
He forgot his brown socks and had to borrow a pair of black ones from assistant coach Steve Gansey for Friday's game, but didn't want to wear the same socks.
"Three pair for $5," Meyer said. "Not bad."
Plus, it's a deal because Pennsylvania doesn't charge state tax for clothing.
I just checked the game. It's not even halftime yet, and it's an hour, twenty minutes before the Ants-Erie game.