Friday, June 09, 2006

You win some, you lose some

Well, the good news is the rain held off and the Yankees were still winning 3-1 when we left the game. The bad news is it all went down hill after we left. It started pouring once we got above Yonkers and the Yankees went down in flames 9-3. I guess we should have stayed longer—maybe we were the good luck charms!

Nolan usually goes to bed at 8 p.m.—and unlike most kids, at the end of the day he wants to go to bed. He never fights it and tries to negotiate for more time. So I knew we’d wind up leaving early. I was just hoping we could maybe make it to the seventh inning.

But sure enough, right at 8 p.m. he said to me, “Dad, I’m tired. Can we go home now?” I managed to hold him off until the middle of the fifth before we left.

But he enjoyed his first trip to the House That Ruth Built. He got see Johnny Damon and Bernie Williams hit homers (we were on our way out when we heard the crowd erupt over Robinson Cano’s HR) and saw a great double-play to get Jaret Wright out of a bases loaded jam. We took in the sights, including Freddy the Fan, and, of course, enjoyed a Stadium dog.

Despite the outcome of the game, it was a fun trip and he wants to go again.

2 comments:

PLANET3RRY said...

I think that it is great that Nolan loves going to baseball games with you. I mean who doesn't love the $20 hotdog. I was happy that my eldest Eric was actually watching some of the World Cup Soccer on TV yesterday.

But I will enjoy taking him to see the Tennessee Smokies (AA for the St. Louis Cardinals - I think) or the UT Vols games when he is a little older.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't Dad be proud!!! Great Pictures Chris...I'm glad you got to enjoy the game without getting wet!
ME

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