This post is part of Randy Elrod’s Watercooler Wednesdays. Check it out here.
That’s a bold statement, I know. But I will tell you that, with the exception of 4 things, Wednesday April 23, 2008 was by far one of the best days of my life. The four events that would have to tqake precedent over Wednesday would be:
Wednesday, January 18, 1995 – This was the day i began a realtionship with Jesus Christ
Saturday, June 15, 2002 – The day I got married
Saturday May 7, 2005 – The day my first son was born
Friday September 21, 2007 – The day my second sone was born
Now, what you may be asking was so incredible that it would be up in line with those events? That’s a great question. First let me give you a hint…
What is one of the things that almost every son wants to do with their dad?
You probably guessed it. A baseball game, or some proessional sporting event. On Wednesday my dad took me, no one else but the 2 of us, to Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox play. Now this is the first time in 28 years that my dad has set up a time for he and I to attend a game.
I’ve been to Sox games before, and my dad was there I believe, but he never took me to a game specifically to spend time with just me. I think it must be every boy’s wish to spend the day hanging with his dad and watching a baseball game.
The game itself wasn’t that spectacualr, besides Big Papi’s first pitch, first swing homer in the fifth. The Sox lost, which isn’t cool, but I didn’t care. I didn’t care for 3 reasons, which you will find below in order of importance.
1. I was there with my dad. He may not realize this, but any time I get to hang oput with my dad is incredible for me. I think my dad is really cool, he knows a lot about a lot of stuff, and he really cares.
2. We had tickets in Field Box 16, which is about 5 rows up from the field, and about 50′ from first base. I have never sat close in a game. If you are going to see a game, that’s the place to sit, and it’s well worth the price.
3. The tickets were free. Hence the idea that it was worth the price.
I’ll post a few more pics from our Boston trip later.
What is your best day you can remember?
Livin’ Out Loud,