Now anyone who follows baseball knows what that terms means. For anyone who is a true follower of a particular team you know what that term means to you and to be able to say, "I have tickets right behind the dugout."
Well I'm not a follower of baseball, or any other sport for that matter, and I certainly don't have a team that in and of itself trips my trigger. There is a catch to this statement however.
My husband is a big, and I do mean big, fan of the Cardinals. Yes a big fan but not a fanatic and keeps most of his love of the team under control. No big deal and I do try to be supportive when his team plays. Well I try to be supportive unless the Cardinals are playing one other team. The 'Oh My God It's The Boston Red Sox Mom.' You got it, I have a daughter who is a Red Sox fan and I'm not talking big, or even really big, I'm talking a walking talking fanatic who eats, breaths, and sleeps Red Sox. I have no problem in stating here that everyone and everything comes in second behind the Red Sox. Yes that includes me, her dad, her feller, I mean everything. I try hard to be supportive of her unless the Red Sox are playing the Cardinals. We have all learned to live with this except my husband who takes it pretty well until the two teams in question are playing then oh boy look out the battle is on. This is when I have to sit back and take a neutral position. I want to survive the ordeal thank you very much. I'm actually relieved when the two aren't in the same place at the same time when one of those games are on. You should have been here for the world series when those two teams were the ones playing. That blood wasn't shed and bodies scattered everywhere is still a miracle to me. We all came out of it alive thank God but there are more Cardinal fans in this family than Red Sox so you can imagine my concern when the Red Sox won. I can only say however it wasn't Gina I was worried about. Everyone loves to pick on her and taking it too far at that time might have had a really bad outcome. Thankfully the losing side managed to come through it with grace and dignity and Gina was just as graceful and humble in her not so heart felt apologies to the losing side.
So what is this all about? Well Gina's birthday is on April 20 and she just managed to get tickets behind the dugout on that day in Boston. Thank God it isn't against the Cardinals. Right now she is the happiest person on earth and when she called to tell me she was crying. I can't blame her. I've lived with her love for this team for a long time now and to know she is going to get the birthday gift of her dreams has me on cloud nine.
A very Happy Early Birthday sweetheart. I love you. Oh and Go Red Sox. You damn well better win that day or we may have to have a come to Jesus meeting.
Yes that is a Red Sox hat she's wearing.