He is doing well, I talked to him a few months ago. He's retired, he is spending time with his family in the Philippines.
What a great photo of Jose, Bustie, Efren, et al.! Thanks for sharing.
Jose is a good friend of Keith's. In fact, when I met Keith for the very first time in Maryland, he was traveling with Jose Parica
from Derby City Classic to the Capital City Classic in Maryland. :grin-loving:
I went outside to smoke a cigarette, and there he was in full view, the infamous Keith McCready aka Grady Seasons.
I never met him before, but I knew about him from my old boyfriend Geese. Geese went to California and hung out
with Keith and Cole Dickson playing pool all over the state. In fact, Cole and Geese became pretty good buddies. :smiling-heart:
And up walks this short man who smiles at Keith as he's getting ready to enter the venue. Keith introduces me to him
and says that his name is Jose. I was pretty green about professional pool back then. In fact, I didn't know anything about
who's who in pool on the national scene back then. I said, "Hi, Jose. Do you play pool too?" Jose giggled and nodded his head yes
and quickly entered the venue, without saying a word.
Jose Parica, the man I asked if he played pool too, ended up winning the tournament at the Capital City Classic that week. :grin:
The story continues from here about Keith, me, and the legendary Larry Lisciotti, but I'll save that for another time.
Nothing against Jose personally, but his slow play is excruciating to watch...How many world championships or US opens has he won? I see him as a perpetual bridesmaid.
The really sad thing is not pulling hard for Jerry Briesath. He should have been inducted years ago, for his 50+ years of contributing positively to the game!