Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Go Baseball Bats!

Bob, on Sunday we took you to your first baseball game. I’m not sure if you know this.

Here's what you do know:

You like hot dogs.

When it is 97°F in the parking lot, daddy sweats a lot. He does not want to carry you up the stairs to our seats but he will to stop your whining and that whole sudden-loss-of-leg-muscles routine. This will cause daddy to sweat more. You will then complain loudly that daddy is too sweaty to carry you.

They are not really “Giants.”

When the crowd starts yelling, you repeatedly chime in with, “Go baseball bats!”

Dodger is a funny word.

That free Webkinz frog they gave you at the entrance is, according to mama, “not a weapon.” You do not know what a “weapon” is but apparently it is not a frog.

You like chocolate malt ice cream cups.

You do, do not, do, do not, do, do not, no, no, no do not want a Dodger baseball cap, except that you want one and why can’t you have one? Don’t want one. Want it. No.

There is lots of grass down there and sand rakes.

At baseball there is a part where you sing about baseball.

40 minutes is a long time to sit on daddy’s sweaty lap. You will convey this by squirming mercilessly.

You like popcorn.

You like throwing popcorn.

According to daddy it’s time to go home because “two and a half innings is long enough.”

You love baseball.


  1. very funny. This is worth an 'I owe you' when he's older.

  2. Sounds like a perfect 2 and a half inning game! Goooo Baseball Bats!!!

    Karen Peterson Matchinga

  3. Do you find yourself apologizing wherever you go before you establish your presence? It's kind of like a pre-preemptive strike.

  4. you and bob are inspiring ! go baseball bats! :) :)

  5. OK...so I may need to have that little talk with my man B. I know, he is being raised in L.A. BUT, I am really hoping he wore orange and black to the game.
    Yes, we lost and the blue team is strong this year.
    But he and I need to have a talk before it's too late.

  6. Years ago, when my daughter was about that age, we went to a Baltimore Orioles game. At one point early in the game, DD started crying. She thought the game was over, since the players were leaving the field. The teams were just changing sides, mid-inning. From that point on, we had to distract her by throwing peanut shells on the ground for her to stomp while the teams came off field - twice per inning. We didn't make it through the whole game, either.

  7. Hubby and I are crying laughing. We can't wait for 3 years old!

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