At a Braves game circa 1972 (I'm in the back - I think this might have been "Cap Night")
In spite of being perhaps the most unathletic person on the planet, I have been a lifelong lover of sports.
Baseball was my first passion. Growing up in Atlanta we went to a lot of Braves games and enjoyed great seats compliments of my dad's job at Coca-Cola (the Braves were terrible in the 70's and I don't think the tickets were in high demand!). I learned to be loyal even when my team wasn't winning, a habit that came in handy when I moved to Texas and eventually transitioned into a Rangers fan.
This would have been around 1974. I had offered this player some of my popcorn and he came over and spoke to me. He told me to stick around after the game, and then he brought me a ball that some of the players had signed. I imagine my dad still has that ball
Sadly, the first time in my experience as a fan that the Braves had any success was in 1982 when I went off to college. I can remember calling in to some recorded hotline at the Atlanta Constitution late at night in my dorm room to find out a game score - this was obviously eons before the advent of the Internet!
This weekend Robert was offered tickets to Game Two of the American League Championship Series between the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees. He happily accepted and kindly took me with him. It was my first time to attend a post-season baseball game, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Best of all, the Rangers won!
Our hosts from the game on Saturday have invited us back should the Rangers make it to the World Series. I sure hope that works out.
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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