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reds44
04-01-2008, 02:21 AM
For the love of God, this is my least favorite day of the year. Please nobody try to pull something.

Mr Red
04-01-2008, 08:40 AM
Your joking....right?:cool:

Team Clark
04-01-2008, 09:31 AM
It's my little Boy's Birthday today. 1 Year Old. No joke.

RANDY IN INDY
04-01-2008, 09:40 AM
Enjoy it, Team Clark! He will be 10 before you know it.

redsmetz
04-01-2008, 09:47 AM
Enjoy it, Team Clark! He will be 10 before you know it.

Make that 20 - my "little boy" is a frosh at OSU and will be 20 later this year.

RANDY IN INDY
04-01-2008, 10:23 AM
Make that 20 - my "little boy" is a frosh at OSU and will be 20 later this year.

Mine is 10 and what you described will be here before I can turn around. I cherish every day.

redsmetz
04-01-2008, 10:42 AM
Mine is 10 and what you described will be here before I can turn around. I cherish every day.

You know, he's my youngest; so I've two older. The oldest will be 25 in June, the middle one is graduating from college in six weeks and time just marches on. Yesterday at the parade or at the game, I'd see these little kids and there's times I ache at that being past (some of the other stuff, not so much!).

I told my oldest daughter who came to the game with us that I'd have to go to baseball-reference.com to see when her first game was (Business day special, rain delay, extra innings, ended on first batter up after the delay - we stayed the whole game). My wife noticed some little girl in overalls at the game, so last night she dreamt about daughter #2 in overalls. Yikes, the time flies!

But what does James Early Jones say in Field of Dreams?


The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again.

RANDY IN INDY
04-01-2008, 10:46 AM
Great quote, redsmetz!

Team Clark
04-01-2008, 10:50 AM
This is the first time in a LONG time that I did not go to Spring Training in any capacity. I decided that I was not going to miss one second with my little boy. I missed some time with my daughter and I vowed I would not do it again. My two kids give me more joy than any baseball diamond. :thumbup:

It's amazing to me that my daughter will be 7 next month. It was just yesterday I was trying to figure out how to get that darn baby seat locked in my car at Good Sam. :)

redsmetz
04-01-2008, 11:03 AM
So I looked up the game which was my daughter's first game - I'm guessing it was this one on August 28, 1983 http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CIN/CIN198308280.shtml. This is the only extra inning game we won at home after she was born, plus it's the Cardinals who my wife grew up rooting for.

Here's the crazy thing: The pitcher who got the win was a guy I don't recall at all, Ben Hayes, a 25 year old in his second and last season in ML baseball. Now my daughter will be his age, 25 and he's turning 50 with a brief career in 86 games for the club over the 82 and 83 seasons, putting up a .500 record. Time rolls on.

smith288
04-01-2008, 11:05 AM
My cat died over night (from luekimia i think). :(

Jokes are something i'll need.

The Baumer
04-01-2008, 03:16 PM
It looks like the 1st April Fools Day joke thread of 2008 was a big success, going completely over everyone's head, and proving once again that Redszone is home to the most intuitive sense of humors in all of baseball fandom.