It may sound silly, but baseball makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So many of my happiest memories are because of baseball. And I’m hoping that my little Alea will feel the same way when it comes to baseball. If we’re doing anything right as parents, it’s making sure she’s well acquainted with our household’s favorite sport– that’s for sure!
Cory’s played baseball for as long as he remembers and he continues to play for teams in the Wisconsin Baseball Association. Alea and I love going to his games and his tournaments and I’m always amazed at how much love he has for that sport and I can just see the passion he has when he’s in the zone up on that pitchers mound.
A few of my favorite baseball memories:
1. When my dad brought me to my first Twins game. I honestly remember very little about the actual baseball game itself (except for that my favorite baseball player was Kirby Puckett), but I do remember that I got a HUGE ice cream cone and the top scoop of said ice cream cone fell on the ground just as we were walking a back to our seats… so my dad gave me his cone instead!
2. Alea always, always, always eats a ring pop when we go to Cory’s baseball games. It isn’t a baseball game to her without a ring pop!
3. When I’ve watched Cory play in the WBA state tournament 4 times.
4. Watching Alea run the bases with Cory at the end of almost every baseball game we’ve watched him play.
5. When Alea when to Cory’s first baseball game when she was just 4 weeks old.
6. Watching the smile on Alea’s face as she had each of the players of the Osceola Braves (a team Cory played for in Osceola, Wisconsin) sign her very own baseball. She was just beaming!
7. That time Cory pitched the last 9 innings of a 16 inning baseball game and they WON!
8. Playing baseball in my neighbor’s backyard growing up until it got dark outside.
Can you tell? I just love love love baseball!
And maybe I had to buy myself a baseball hat so I stop stealing my husband’s. Sorry honey. I’ll give you your Minnesota Twins, Pittsburg Pirates and Wisconsin Badgers hats back now.
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