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.