Maybe a year ago, Alex was looking at family photo albums and said: “Jack used to smile so much more when he was little.” Then this past weekend, I heard Alex’s best friend, Aidan, refer to Jack as: “The man who never smiles.” Here’s a pretty typical shot of Jack from a bike trip with … More My son doesn’t smile
We begin…with stress. At work, we were launching a new product and the big launch meeting was in Orlando this week. Our client was a flaming ball of stress heading up to the meeting, which led to some seriously uncomfortable phone calls over the weekend where she used the word “disappointed” a lot. But the … More Tampa Rays Blues
Baseball season has finally returned. I have 2 observations: 1) Good evenings Jack and I sat on the couch the other night and put on the Yankees game. We watched 1 inning, but it was a 45-minute inning where the Yanks battered the Astros. The boy is 12, but he still sat down next to … More TMI about the start of baseball season
This weekend we made it to Cincinnati for our first game of the season. A roadtrip to meet up with Shani’s folks at The Great American Ballpark. Here are 8 random observations: 1) I could be a professional baseball park travel agent. I got prime seating for $28, parking for $5, and executed an exit … More 8 Observations from a trip to Cincinnati
Note: Jack freaked out when I asked him to read the final verse because “Jeter isn’t dead!”. So I read it.
So let’s start with the tickets. They cost me $288 each. A lot of people have asked and half-asked me, so I figured I’d get that up front. I forked over $576 for Jack and I to go see Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankee (plus the cost of a quart of ice cream for … More Goodbye, Mr. Jeter
This will be quick. 2 baseball-related updates. 1) Fall Ball started and Jack already has a hit. The typical drama we go through each season about “will he finally get that hit?” is just not to be. I think he’s somehow over the hump. First game, first at-bat he smoked a ball that bullseyed the … More Quick Update