We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My elder son Jason's 10th birthday was last Wednesday. His wish: field 1st baseline seats at Petco for the Padres (vs the Braves).
It was Military Appreciation Night. (Half-price tickets but still ripped off for refreshments.) The opening pitch was by the CG at Camp Pendleton; sadly a worse pitcher than Obama.
Padres 2nd baseman David Eckstein and 3rd baseman Chase Headley came by to sign a ball for Jason. Jason also caught a foul ball later, and was on TV with a giant grin. We were surrounded by Marines and sailors, but this honey only had eyes for Jason as our other finests' tongues hung out.
I double-checked online, and I did only pay two-bits for seats, including double-headers, at Ebbetts Field, and a dime for a hot dog. Duke Snider and Gil Hodges would come out after a game and play stick ball with us in the street. OK, Jason's 10th added up to $120, but priceless.
Fabulous!! Baseball still remains our greatest invention. Jason looks great. I almost hate to admit it, but today's players are as good or better than Gil Hodges and Duke Snider. The forces of political correctness can't destroy the game, no matter how hard they try, as long as there are boys like Jason to love it.
Bruce... What a handsome boy! Is the pretty lady with the pink scarf and her arm around Jason Mrs. Kesler? So her good looks were passed on to him. What about your good looks? That's not you standing to Jason's left in the first picture is it? [Only teasing, dear, only teasing...]
At least it wasn't Monday's game. Oh, y'all were probably pulling for the Padres. Seriously, what a great day and place for a birthday though! We try to make the four hour trip for the Braves a few times a year and definitely make some wood-bat league games in the Summer. During the Spring, Gamecock (college) baseball is great and the new park is beautiful, but it doesn't feel right not being able to have a beer at the park.
As an opposing fan, Eckstein annoys me, and that is a compliment. Renteria and Counsell did the same when they were with the Marlins