I love sports. Pretty much all sports. I love to play sports, and I love to watch sports. When it comes to the watching, I especially love baseball. Nothing says summer like a baseball game. I have such great memories of going to baseball games with my dad during the summer. I grew up in Houston, Texas, and watched the Colt .45s play at Colt Stadium. I loved getting those giant bags of peanuts and cheering on our team!
On Monday, my son and I are going to Coors Field to see the Rockies play the Astros. It’s especially fun for my son when a Colorado teams play Houston teams, because it’s pretty much a win-win as we get to have a fun rivalry between us. My son will pull for the Rockies, but I have always had a special place in my heart for Nolan Ryan and thus I am pulling for the Astros. Pulling for the Astros is of course only acceptable when my Cubs are not involved. Perhaps I am polytheist? Or maybe that isn’t what you call someone who worships both Nolan Ryan and Andrea Dawson. It doesn’t matter, it all makes sense to me!
If the weather holds up tomorrow, we’re planning to head out to Berkeley Lake to fish. Maybe we’ll actually get lucky and nab a channel cat! We’ve got our chicken livers all ready to go from last night’s delicious dinner (thanks, Bruce!).
We’ll probably take our own ball and gloves along with us to the lake for some catching practice. As a busy, working dad, I always try to make the time with my son strictly “our time”—just the two of us, with no phones, no computers, and no clients. I try to make as many of these father-son days outdoors. It’s so important to disconnect from the hyperconnected world sometimes (as much as I love connecting!).
In a place like Denver, there are tons of outdoor options for families. We’re also thinking about hitting up the Downtown Denver Arts Festival. It looks like a pretty cool, kid-friendly place. I hope your Memorial Day weekends are as fun-filled as ours promises to be!