Hey, Mom! The Explanation.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #276 - Tigers Opening Day 2016

in our seats by the bullpen
Opening Day 2016 - 1604.08
Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #276 - Tigers Opening Day 2016

Prince Hal Newhouser
Hi Mom,

It was cold. I have pictures from last year, so I know it was about ten degrees colder than last year. The temperature ranged from 38-41, and it snowed a little.

But the Tigers won!! Starter Jordan Zimmerman and the bullpen limited the Yankees to three hits. The Tigers pounded out thirteen hits, including a home run by Miguel Cabrera.

Going to opening day in Detroit is a rite of passage for me. It's a spiritual experience. As I wrote about the other day, Baseball is one of my passions, one of the things that gives me joy. My wife does not understand this passion, but that's okay. She does not share the passion. That's okay, too.

Going to a Tigers game makes me really happy. It's a transcendent experience. And Opening Day is especially great.

This year was even more special. Dad and I last went to opening day in either 1997 or 1998 at Tigers Stadium. I need confirmation, but I am pretty sure we did not go together in 1999, the last opening day in Tigers Stadium. And then you fell ill, Mom, and Dad could not go again. He had never been to Comerica Park.

Meanwhile, except 2000, the year you were in ICU, and the year Comerica first opened and tickets were hard to come by, I have been to every opening day, except 2010 and 2011. I started up again in 2012. So, I have been to all but three since 1997 when I started going regularly.

It was great to share it with Dad this year.

And it was great to see a win!

Go get 'em, Tigers!!

Me at chess set

Dad and Ernie

Me and Dad and Ernie
live messages because Comerica now
offers both wi-fi and vastly improved bandwidth



Hank Greenberg

flag at anthem

fly over


Here's the best part...

Yes indeed. Dad left the car running the WHOLE time we were at the game. Luckily, we had enough gas for a five hour idle.

Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


- Days ago = 278 days ago

- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1604.08 - 22:10

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.

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