Today it snowed, rained, and hailed, but at the end of the day, Alan ran the bases at Progressive Field like always following a Tribe Sunday home game. It was Alan’s 12th Indians game of his life, and despite the unusual weather, it may have been his favorite trip to the ballpark.
Alan was thrilled to take the rapid downtown for the first time — and with Robbie and Jill no less! The boy who marvels at all forms of transportation finally was able to add ‘riding the rapid’ to his personal resume. Based on how much he enjoyed it, I think it will become our go-to method of getting to the ballpark from now on.
Once in the Kids Clubhouse, Alan spent the majority of his time at the train table once again, with some time on the slide and driving a car mixed in. When it was time to run the bases postgame, Alan continued his drive towards independence by asking that he run alone and meet me at home plate.
While I’m sad to announce my retirement from running the bases, I’m definitely happy to see Alan take another step forward on his own! And besides, this will save me the embarrassment of not being able to keep pace with him on the basepaths. 🙂