If you’ve ever spent a night in your car, then you’re in good company:
He spent the night before Game 1 of the 1995 World Series sleeping in his truck in a parking lot in Perry, Ga. The first World Series game Jones would ever play in fell on Opening Day of deer hunting season in Georgia. “Why can’t I do both,” he wondered. “What better way to burn off some nervous energy and kill some time than getting out in the woods?” The front desk was unmanned at the hotel where his parents were staying some two hours south of Atlanta when he arrived around 2 a.m. So he caught a few Z’s in his truck before going hunting with his dad. Then he drove straight back to Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to face Orel Hershiser and the Cleveland Indians.
The Braves won that game (3-2) and the Series of 95 (ATL’s only championship). Some might attribute the success to a good night’s sleep. Other’s might say the peace and clarity of hunting transferred to the field. Might have something to do with talent and spirit too.
Fresh Off The Grid.
The moral of the story is: if you’re locked out at 2 AM, just crash in the car. Crack a window.