the old ball game


my wife and i drove up to cincinnati yesterday to watch the reds play the cardinals.  i haven’t been to a major league baseball park since the season they closed down the old yankee stadium.  there’s nothing quite like a baseball game to make you feel like a kid again.  we sat behind a father and his two boys.  he did his best to keep their attention by explaining the rules of the game as they happened, but i believe they were more interested in the snacks.  with the reds down 1 run in the bottom of the sixth, he looked at his kids and said, “this is our inning boys.”  sure enough, the reds tied it up after a controversial play at 2nd and then scored the game winning run in the seventh.  it was a great way to spend a sunday.  next summer, i’m going to pick 5 ball parks i’ve never been to and spend a few more sundays pretending like i’m 10 again.  after all, it is our national pastime.

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