Things we talked about in the car: Popularity, my mom, suicide (tragically relevant), relationship with his brother, baseball (lots and lots), future road trips, how I met Shani, times I had my heart broken, more baseball, Family Guy, hardest we’d laughed with our friends, play-by-play of my trip around the country, play-by-play of trip around the world, how we approach the future.
People we want to invite for future spring training trips: Shani’s parents, my Dad and Mary, Skinny and Spider.
Observations of a 14-year-old boy: At times he is so powerfully self-involved that he will answer someone’s questions inaudibly, not even considering whether the person can hear the response. He is open to being told to get off the screen. When he hangs back and seems disengaged, he is still paying attention deeply and will later recount the incident with vivid excitement. He deeply appreciates and loves Shani. And finally, he has a presence, a soul, something — it’s hard to describe. But it makes him an other-worldly traveling companion for a road trip. I may only feel that because he’s my son, but I feel it just the same.
And finally…I got a selfie with Ron Washington, bitches!
3 thoughts on “Spring Training road trip in 27 photos.”
You are such a dad, and what an amazing son! Thank you so much for posting this story. I appreciate knowing you over the years and enjoy experiencing you becoming that dad that you are! Keep on posting.
Excellent stuff and great memories for sure. Thanks for sharing !
Thanks— and thanks for reaching out!