By - hypernermalization
Maybe we could all use a little bit of perspective today, more than most days. This gave it to me.
Great stuff thanks for sharing.
This what it’s really about.
You know what happened this season? My 6 year old son became a Mets fan. He went to his first ball game and watched the whole thing. No tablet. No Roblox. Just him eating ice cream out of a plastic hat and clapping for every hit like I did when I was 6. Him explaining what foul balls are to his mom is the joy of my life.
Kid sleeps with a stuffed Mr. Met (who for some reason talks with a strong Bronx PR accent during story time). I’m still laughing when I think about him coming in the living room going “ stupid braves who aren’t even brave. The dumb scaredy braves”. And the next time a game is on he’s going to be sitting there going “Pete Alonso *clap* *clap* *clap clap clap*”…even if Pete Alonso isn’t on the field because he just likes doing that.
So to me this season is a success no matter what. This is what it’s about. And also F-ya we’re getting playoff tickets.
My son just turned 9. I taught him to keep score this year. He did it by himself. We've been to > 10 games. It's been great! Baseball is the best
Haha aw man this rules. My daughter is 1, so this season has been a great companion for me as I've gone from watching bits and pieces of games, bleary eyed in the middle of the night when she was still a little infant, to now watching in the mornings while we eat breakfast together and she does a little dance to the SNY theme song and claps along when she sees the crowd cheering. I can't wait to share stuff like this with her as she grows up.
It’s the best. You’ll have so much fun. Especially when they get to around 4 and 5.
He was actually born October 2015. His first week home was the NLCS.
Wish NYT would let me read this for free but still a nice reminder of what baseball does for the people in this community.
If you put the Safari in reader mode you could read the whole article
Oh that’s clutch, thank you
This was wonderful. Thank you.
This article put tears in my eyes and completely un-jokerified me after the Braves series.
Great article! This is what sports are all about.