I'd be naive to think this was never going to happen. I knew it would come at some point. But I really didn't think it would happen so soon. Gut reaction is I'm sad. I know the new park will be all new and cool and "oh hey man, there's a roof and AC and everything." But to borrow a page from my 3 year old's handbook "noooooooo, I don't wanna!"
Ok, sure. Some of you are telling me to grow up, and deal with it. It's just a Ballpark. But you see, to me, it's not just a ballpark. It's the spot where ten years ago, I first met my husband. Poof - blown up. It's the place where we had our wedding reception. Poof - blown up. It's the park where I met some incredible people. It's where my kids, especially my oldest, developed a passion and love for the game that I dare say rivals almost any other 3 year old out there - it's where she even had her birthday party a month ago. I know there will be new memories and milestones and traditions created somewhere a few hundred yards to the southwest. But my gut reaction is I'm sad. And don't tell me I'm not allowed to be.
|March 21, 2009|
|opening day 2010|
|my sporty parental units|
|me being the bet Aunt ever, September 2011|
|39 weeks pregnant with Madeline|
|Madeline's first game June 15, 2013|
|Norah's first game May 2, 2015|
|Fan Fest January 23, 2016|
|Opening Day - April 6, 2016|
|and I mean, this happened at the Ballpark - May 15, 2016|