My dad was a big Red Sox fan, and that coupled with growing up in Red Sox Nation, made me the fan that I am today.
|Part of My Ward-drobe..|
I'd bring my glove to the game, in the hopes that I'd be one of the lucky few who would catch a foul ball. The only time a ball came close, I was looking at my score book writing in the last play. The ball went sailing over my head, just out of my dad's reach..Dang...Not sure if I ever kept score after that!
|On my Left Leg|
|My Papelbon Shirt.. (Remember Him?)|
I can remember my son Jordan (Sorry girls, your brother is just a natural athlete), when he was about 14. That was the summer that he burned his first fastball into the palm of my glove. It was a mix of complete pain, and utter joy, at what just happened… He had grown about 8 inches over the winter, and was now able to play an awesome game of catch. He developed a fine curve ball and Knuckle ball too. He could have played HS baseball, but just liked playing with the ol' man. And I’ll admit, I’m not as young as I used to be. The last few years, I've had to ask him to hold back a bit because my reflexes aren't as quick as they used to be. I was seriously afraid he was going to kill me out in the back yard.
|The Lucky Head-Toppers|
Now, down in North Carolina, I didn't get to see the Red Sox play very often. Just when they played the cursed Yankees on the game of the week. But I followed their stats this year. And when they made the playoffs, it was a whole new season for me. Getting to watch every game. Up til midnight almost every night for 3 weeks. And making it to the World Series again. And Winning Again! Gosh!
And despite the funny looks I got from Sue, I know deep down that I had played an active part in them winning…Back in 2004 and 2007, the Sox won because I started wearing my Carl Yastrzemski shirt. This year though, it wasn't working…I had to switch to Curt Schilling. Yes, that helped them. And there were a few times, I Sh$t you not, when I would plunk my Sox scally cap on my head, and also my upside-down inside-out Sox baseball cap, and Lucky Bandana and someone would hit a home run.
|More of the Uniform|
|It's Only Weird if it Doesn't Work|
And now, the parades are over, and the Duck Boats are put away…At least until the Pats win the Superbowl on Feb 2, 2014…Oh Oh…here we go again..
|Here's to the SOX!|
See you next week!