On his first swing of the spring A-Rod hit a home run.
No big deal in early March, of course, but what was cool about it?
I received a notification on my phone.
And I knew that it was on!
Baseball season is just a matter of a few weeks away.
A couple of nights ago Sam sat at the kitchen table and I thought I'd play a little quiz game with him.
I asked him to name the top 5 NCAA Tournament teams as we head towards March Madness.
He rattled off the top 5 so I asked him to go six through ten.
He got them.
We all laughed.
"Eleven?" I asked.
He went eleven through twenty, only holding on to think for about six seconds.
We laughed some more.
"Can you do twenty through twenty-five?"
He got 'em.
Sam is ready to fill out his brackets!
Baseball offers me a stress release on a nightly basis.
Knowing that it will soon be back will allow me some order in what has been a very busy start to the year.
"Who's pitching tonight?"
But first...it's Sam's time.
"I'm off school on the 18th," he reminded me.
"Teacher's conference?" I asked.
"Day two of the tourney!"
And while I'm not sure that will be allowed...
...he may have a dentist appointment for about 12:05.
The excitement of spring comes around just once a year...
...and A-Rod already got that first dinger out of the way.
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