Here in Denver it's opening day for the Colorado Rockies!
Are you a baseball fan?
not a sports fan but baseball is really the only sport that I can watch and not get irritated
Baseball is the Duvall family sport of choice. Our sons played little league and our youngest son played all through school and into community college, where he was drafted into the majors. He went through the ranks, from the minors to the majors and played for the Florida Marlins, then the Devil Rays (when they first started and were the 'Devil Rays') and then the Minnesota Twins. He played for a little over 10 years until he injured his arm and had Tommy-John surgery. Then he was sent back to the minors (AAA in Rochester NY) for recovery and the coaches there ignored the doctors and played him too soon, too hard, & too often ... so he reinjured his arm. When his contract came up for renewal he chose not to renew it. Long story short, you would not believe the politics in pro sports ... it broke up his first marriage (& she was all for his career, they'd been together since high school) also. He said when he walked away ... "I lived the little boys dream, made all the money, saw the country and had a great time, but it's not worth having to give up your own life so much." He now has remarried, has 3 fantastic kids and even though he'll makes no where near the money he made then, he is a whole lot happier. He now coaches his oldest sons little league team. As for this family being baseball fans, we sure do miss going to all those pro games!!! At family picnics/cookouts a baseball game is almost played.
Here is a picture of our son when he played for the Devil Rays; it was opening day at Camden Yards. What a thrill watching your son signing autographs!! He was left-handed relief pitcher.
And here is the last year he played, at Rochester - the AAA team for the Minnesota Twins in 2003
Dh and I are going to Sunday's game!! He got tickets from work.
Quoting EireLass: Opening day at Fenway!
Quoting 143myboys9496: Dh and I are going to Sunday's game!! He got tickets from work.Quoting EireLass: Opening day at Fenway!
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