So they say baseball is America’s pastime, a game of balls, strikes, outs, hits, runs, wins and loses. It’s also been said baseball is a game for fathers and sons. I know it may sound like an old adage or cliché, but I get it now.
You see, this is my first MLB season as a dad. I’ve been waiting for this season for a long time, and it is finally here. I know my “little dude” won’t remember it, but I will. We woke up bright and early a few weeks ago to watch the Diamondbacks and Dodgers open the season in Australia. While starting the season outside an MLB city is a topic for a different day, the memories it brought are priceless.
I have so many memories associated with pro-baseball, especially my team, the D-backs from my home state of Arizona. Growing up in the seats of Chase Field provided some great memories.
Now I get to create some new ones of my own with my kiddo. He’s only two months old, but he seemed to really like what he saw. Sitting there with him I can only imagine the future trips to ballparks across the majors- New York, Toronto, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are just a few ballparks in ear-shot from Coca-Cola Field- and I’m sure we’ll check them all off the list as the years fly-by.
Any suggestions or Opening Day Stories you’d like to share?
Happy (but belated) Opening Day, folks!
Happy Monday everyone, spring has sprung (even though it doesn’t feel like it today), and with that said it’s exciting to see what is in store. Sure warmer weather is always a plus- but how about everything Buffalo has in store when the sun shines. I can’t wait to get the baby out there so he can see it all.
Just off the top of my head there are festivals, Bisons games and Bills pre-season camp. Its amazing how much goes on here, and I can’t wait to soak it all it. Since I moved here in late July last year, I only got a quick taste of it all. This year I know I will get a much larger taste- literally with all of the food festivals around here. So bring on the Spring and SUMMER!!!!!!
I know it’s snowing now, but think sunshine and 70’s- and hopefully it will come soon!
Folks it is March! Wow, I guess time flies while your having fun. Hopefully spring is right around the corner!
With the weather changing that means summer movie season is right around the corner. And bring on the blockbusters!!! Captain America: The Winter Soldier starts the whole “popcorn flick” thing I believe, and I can’t wait.
With that said, let’s lake another look back at the Oscars, brought to you here on Channel 7 Sunday night ;). Granted, I didn’t see most of the movies, but the ones I did see seemed to get a snub. American Hustle’s cast left without a statue, but how can you compete with what the two guys in Dallas Buyers Club went through to get into character? Well deserved, fellas. Still, Christian Bale went through quite the transformation as well.
In all, another year, another movie awards season in the books. If you want a good laugh and “ahh-hah” moment if you’re a movie nerd like me, check out this link- thanks GMA for the suggestion!
Don’t get me wrong, I love “The Big Game,” it is the greatest sporting event that I look forward to every year. And the MLB All Star Game is usually the highlight of my summer, but I also love movies.
So with that said, I can’t wait to see how the Oscars shake out. I’m not talking about the fashion or Red Carpet shows; I’m talking about the performances receiving the accolades they deserve (both in front of and behind the camera).
Usually I'm a lot better about checking out most of the nominees for best picture at least. This year I’m slacking; all I saw was American Hustle and Captain Phillips. Both were great in my opinion- topping it off are the performances. Tom Hanks (snub!) and Barkhad Abdi were phenomenal. Then there is the “Hustle” cast- all wows! Bale (Batman with a comb-over), Adams, Cooper, Renner, etc were all incredible (of and Jennifer Lawrence is amazing in her role!).
But how about the films that were overlooked in my opinion? Like I said, I did not see most of the movies nominated. But……… I have to say Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson should have been nominated for their roles in Saving Mr. Banks. Harrison Ford should of received a nomination for 42. Don’t judge- but I think films such as Ironman 3 should have got some love for the sound categories. Granted I’m no expert, just an IMDB junkie.
Movies I saw this year, or at least the ones I can remember (in-between a cross-country move and having a kid):
-Saving Mr. Banks
Remember, you can catch the Oscars on March 2nd right here on Channel 7. And catch us all week long on Good Morning for special segments leading up to this weekend's show.
What a great start to the month!!!! On the last day of January my wife and I welcomed our son Matthew into this world. Both mom and baby are doing well. As all you parents know, having your own child in your life is such a blessing. I know that feeling now too. Matt is such a blessing, and it is such an amazing and surreal feeling knowing I’m his dad. I look at him and think to myself, “that’s not A kid, he’s YOUR kid.” I can’t wait to see how each day unfolds with him in our lives, and be his dad.
Any parenting pointers?
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