I hate to be the bearer of bad news right before the holidays, but the quizzo community lost a dear friend this past week. Trevor Pierson (above, right) of We Got Nothin’, a regular team at O’Neals, passed away this week. Trevor was known for being the Kingpin of a 2-3 man team that often knocked off teams of 8, and was almost always in the running. He also would growl down the bar when he thought my questions weren’t asked in a clear enough fashion, and he was quick to commiserate when Uncle Chollie would make a questionable decision that got my blood pressure up. Here is a remembrance of Trev from a couple of guys that hung out with him at O’Neals: In addition to being a great friend, Trevor intelligence’s never failed to impress. He’d regularly finish the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle in less than an hour. He could single-handedly compete against teams of six or eight people in Quizzo. Trevor knew something about everything. He could tell you that Catfish Hunter was the last Major League pitcher to have 30 or more complete games in a season or that James Madison was the President historians called the Father of the Constitution. Trevor was the quintessential Renaissance man. (Click below to continue)
We will never meet a bigger Phillies fan than Trevor Pierson. He may have missed a couple of at-bats, but he never missed watching an entire game. He even watched Spring Training games if his work schedule allowed. When the Phillies won the National League Pennant, many of us watched him weep tears of joy. He was very proud to have been a partial season-ticket holder for the Championship Season with his brother and thankful to his mother for the gift—even though he’d have heartburn for days after eating a sausage sandwich with peppers and onions at every game. He just said that they, “smelled too damn good to resist.”
Trevor reminded us daily that life isn’t about fancy clothes and lots of money. It’s about moments with friends and treating people with care, kindness, and respect. He lived that and he expected that in return. If you treated him otherwise, you’d hear about it. If he saw you treating someone else with disrespect, he’d call you on it. He practiced what he preached. He understood life and treated people in a way that we should all aspire to. Trevor told some of us that he wanted one thing from this life. He wanted to be remembered for being a good person. And yes, Trevor Pierson was a good person.
He’d also want to remind you all of one other thing. The Mets’ Jose Reyes still sucks!
Give our best to the Tugger and John Vukovich!
We love you Trev!