A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
Pittsburgh is a sports town and although I usually am not a big sports fan (see Day 95), I love going to baseball games because they remind me that summer is on it’s way. I especially
enjoy the nostalgia of a baseball game. I have many childhood memories of going to the game and memories of taking my son to every Pirate home opener . Today is a winning
Pirate’s Home Opener day! Thinking about
those days, I decided to share my recent first experience - going to a spring training game in Sarasota, Florida.
The spring training experience is a way to see your team up
close and personal. The stadium had a
feel of what I think watching a baseball gamewould have been like “back in the day” at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.
This spring training game was simple ball without
a lot of frills.It was exciting to see new players and watch the scouts aim theirspeed guns at the pitchers and scribble down notes. It reminded me
of the movie Trouble With The Curve (2012),
where Clint Eastwood, a retiring scout, made his last recurring trip.
Orioles Stadium in Sarasota Florida
I wonder how many of that nightsline
up played today and helped to bring home a win for the Pirates! This new experience made me more of a fan. I can’t wait to go to the Pirate games
which means something good is coming-“summer fun and hotdogs!”
"He is a voice shouting in the wilderness;
Prepare a pathway for the Lord's coming!
Make a straight road for him!
John the Baptist preaches get ready-something wonderful is coming.