My 2012 season is officially in jeopardy:
As of this moment, I’m officially forbidden from driving. Here’s how it happened:
1) While driving back from Citizens Bank Park on April 15, 2011, I had to stop at a police checkpoint in Times Square. “This’ll be easy,” I thought. “They’re obviously looking for drunk drivers, and I don’t drink.”
2) I was given a ticket for (supposedly) not having insurance. The fact is . . . I actually DID have insurance; I just didn’t have the paperwork to prove it. It was my mom’s car. The insurance card in the glove compartment had expired FOUR DAYS EARLIER, and we’d neglected to replace it.
3) The officer wrote my old address on the ticket because THAT was the address on appeared on my driver’s license.
4) New York State mailed me a summons to appear in court, and whaddaya know, I never received it. (My court date, BTW, was September 16th. Look where I was instead. Heh. Oopsie.)
5) New York State got very angry when I didn’t show up in court; governor Andrew M. Cuomo decided not to let me drive.
6) $1,500 lawyer fee.
7) Hample Jinx for New York State?
Good thing I don’t need to drive to the Opening Series in Japan, but seriously, if this doesn’t get resolved soon, it’s gonna be tough for me to get to Camden Yards and Nationals Park.