Love this guy!
The Indians were playing at home today, so Alan and I spent a perfect Father’s Day together at the ballpark! The weather was spectacular (despite a forecast of rain) and we got to play catch together on the field as part of the Indians Father’s Day tradition.
The MVP pictured above [admiring a blimp overhead] got a new “Block C” hat as a giveaway, played in the Kids Clubhouse (video), ran not-one-but-TWO laps around the bases (video), and showed-off his arm in the outfield. Alan and I played catch from a pretty good distance because the ball scooted so well along the finely-cut outfield grass.
Today it hit me all of a sudden that Alan is almost five now, and he really looks and acts like it. He ran the bases today by himself for the first time, while I waited for him at the end. That was a big step for him!
Today was such a nice day for us both.
P.S. Special thanks to David Murphy, whose game-winning sac fly in the 9th gave the Indians a 1-0 victory over the Rays and kept Alan’s wait time for going on the field at a minimum! Sure helped all the parents out right there.
You’re looking at the newest member of the Tribe Town MVP Club!
As a proud new MVP attending his first Indians game of 2015, Alan got a souvenir baseball, drawstring bag, jersey, and badge w/lanyard. The badge allows Alan to move to the front of the line not only at the Kids Clubhouse, but also at the lineup for running the bases!
The first thing we did today after picking up Alan’s gear was head to the redesigned Kids Clubhouse. Alan’s favorite addition was the two-story slide, which he tried out several times. He loves it!
Video: Kids Clubhouse Slide
In addition to playing on the slide, Alan drove his favorite cars and played in the walk-in houses. After a couple hours in the Kids Clubhouse, Alan did his job, which he takes seriously as an MVP, and ran the bases! I ran with him this time, but pretty soon he’s not going to need me out there anymore.