This Is Why I Love Spending A Night Watching The Red Sox At Fenway Park
I saw the most exciting Boston Red Sox game of my life on Friday night at Fenway Park. The Seattle Mariners were in town for the first of a three game series. And they gave the Sox...and the fans...all they could handle.
The shocking start of the game had my head in my hands. The Mariners jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Boston got up to bat. But then the fireworks started! The Red Sox answered back with five runs of their own. And suddenly we had a game on our hands. It was back and forth until Boston finally took control in the fourth inning and never looked back. The final score was 14-10 Red Sox.
What made this game even better for me was I got to watch it while sitting in the stands with my youngest son, Nick. There's nothing like sharing a common passion with someone. But for some reason...and call it a cliche if you want...there's something about baseball and fathers and sons. Look no further than the movie Field of Dreams.
I swear that movie always makes me cry. If you've watched it then you know the scene I'm talking about.
Nick and I love baseball. He played Little League for years...and was really good. That's not just a proud dad talking. Not only did I coach him for years...I watched other coaches argue and fight to draft Nick first on their teams. Those years playing catch every single day, working on skills, and traveling back and forth to games made our love of the game...and for each other... even stronger.
Now Nick lives 3,000 miles away in California with his mom. We see each other every summer...or any other time I can get him here or myself there. However much time we spend together...it never feels like enough. So sharing an amazing night in Boston watching a Red Sox game with my son was worth every single penny spent on tickets, parking, food and a new ball cap.
Don't wait until your kids have moved away to share that kind of quality time together. Do it now. Don't wait until the perfect time...because the perfect time is now. Don't wait until you save a little more money...because you can make more money. You can't purchase more time.
It doesn't matter if it's a Sox game...a day at the beach...or riding a roller coaster. Find your common passion and share it with your kids this summer.