Friday, August 19, 2011

More From the "I'm Getting Old" File

I still love baseball!  Really!
Yikes, I am old.

This week our office got to take an afternoon off and go to Downtown Indianapolis to see a minor league baseball game, the Indianapolis Indians (AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates) and the Louisville Bats (AAA affiliate of Cincinnati Reds).

You'd think that I would be double giddy with excitement - baseball and afternoon off work.  Hey, even triple giddy - free food before the game.

I am getting old.

I really liked being at the ballpark, but it felt strange.  I felt quiet.  There were hardly any kids.  School is back in session (why in mid August is another gripe).  I didn't feel like cheering.  Maybe that had something to do with the fact that the Pittsburgh Pirates are nothing to cheer about, let alone their minor leaguers.  Oh, I miss the day.

Anyhow, I remember when I'd go to ballgames before having to grow up.  I'd cheer, boo, and lose myself in the moment.  Now I've been to one game a year for each of the past two years, and we talk business.

Next year, somehow, someway, I'm going to get my kids to some game somewhere.

And I'll cheer.

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