In our house, there is only one sport that we watch or talk about. The best game ever! The game above all games! The one and only - America's pastime! What's that sport? Baseball, of course!
How did this sport get to be so big in our house? Here's the story of how each of us fell in love with the game.
Amanda - Growing up in a sports family meant I watched A LOT of sports. My mom and dad watched football every Sunday. March Madness was just that - madness - in our house! My mom went crazy over Michigan State and Notre Dame football during the college season (still does!). My sister and I grew up playing recreational softball in our hometown. We would go to high school wrestling matches and baseball games to cheer on our neighbors. Sports were everywhere it seemed!
And I can clearly remember - it is one of my favorite memories - spending the night at my grandmother and grandfather's house watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball. The Braves were my Nana's favorite team, so they were also my favorite team. We would watch the games and she and I would talk about Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Chipper Jones, and all the Atlanta greats that played in the 90s. We would eat snacks and hang out. During commercials we would talk about what was going on with me at school or with her (many) church groups. Now that she is no longer with me, I find myself wanting to watch some Atlanta baseball so I can feel that connection with her again. The Braves are no longer my favorite team, but they will always hold a special place in my heart.
|Nothing beats being at the ball park!|
|One of the first baseball games that I attended at Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA.|
Which sport is your favorite? How did you come to love it more than the others?
Happy Baseball Season!