Monday, July 27, 2009

First professional baseball game.

John got seats right above the dugout. This was the first Brewers' game for little Hunter and Sawyer. The women of the household just shook their collective heads, knowing the attention span of a four year old and a seven year old. This seems to be a right of passage for some males.
I am not a baseball fan but I understand the devotion to a team. My great grandfather was a Philly's fan and John's was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. They would listen to the radio, following the game every time their team played.
I once asked my mother if her grandfather had ever been able to actually get to a Philly's game. She told me that her former husband had bought them tickets for a home game and that her grandpa had cried when he found out he was going.
John's grandfather managed a team down in Ill. So baseball does run in the blood.
I remember going to Little League games for Justin and keeping my car out of the garage as James set up his own baseball game, in the garage. All I know about that is that it involved boxes of baseball cards, an old mattress against the back wall and James spending hours out there playing.

The WAVE was a big success. The hot dog and other vendors were also a success with the kids. They tell me they had a great time and despite the fact that the home team, the Brewers lost the game, they made memories that I hope will stay with them forever.
They went to their first professional baseball game with their PapaJohn, their daddy, their uncle and his wife.
It was a BIG DEAL per my four year old grandson.


  1. Anonymous6:39 PM

    They will remember it always, even if they don't become baseball fans.


  2. I hope so. It's funny, little Sawyer wants to play pitcher now all the time. He has John making the signals, as catcher, for what kind of ball to pitch. He's only four! lolol John puts down his hand and a certain number of fingers and Sawyer says outloud what kind of ball to pitch. Amazing.

  3. Anonymous10:16 AM

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  4. Thanks Dayana for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoy reading the blog. Right now it seems the emphasis is on family and summer chores and enjoyment.
    It will change with the seasons so please feel welcome to drop by again. You never know what the muse will prompt me to write. :)Bea

  5. Wow, the whole baseball thing is a mystery to me Bea, but I'm so glad all the boys were able to go and enjoy. Jack is just like that and I'm sure he would have been as enthusiastic as Sawyer.

  6. My kids played soccer (your football) when they were growing up. I think Justin played some softball when he was in middle school. All I know is that baseball will put me to sleep. I like faster moving sports like basketball. :)Bea