Had a foot-in-mouth moment today. I was talking to one of the reps that comes into the store. He's also an off-ice official for the Force.
Mike Babcock (the younger) plays for the Force, and the rep is always telling me what a great kid he is.
The rep asked if the Wings had made the playoffs. We started talking about all the match-ups. After a pause, he commented that he had thought it was odd that Babcock's dad didn't come to the last game.
I was still thinking NHL and said, "Oh, didn't you hear? He passed away."
The rep had a look of shock on his face. Then I realized that he was talking about the younger Babcock's dad (our coach) not being at the last Force game.
We got it straightened out, but it was an awkward moment.