Baseball Heaven

This picture was taken during the Home Opener of 2008. The sky was mesmerizing and the air was brisk. That night I was taken back when I was a young kid sitting in the bleacher seats with my Dad. I recall such players such as Lou Brock stealing base after base. Kenny Reitz the human zamboni sucking up every ball the came his way and Ted Simmons who I considered my hero. I wanted to be just like Ted Simmons, a hard nose gritty-intense catcher that became a Cardinal Icon. I recall my Dad dropping his peanuts as we watched Reggie Smith crank another Home Run out of the stadium. I have so many wonderful memories of Cardinal Baseball. Now I am sharing it with my son Gabriel. As seen here Gabe is eating Cracker Jack. This was the same ritual I did with my Dad. The tradition continues. This is my heaven.


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