Today, my best player and I sat in the car for a long time together. He also happens to be one of my favorite people in the whole wide world.
We had just left the doctor’s office, where we had been told that they needed to stop all treatments on him, because his body was simply getting too weak to withstand the the barrage of medicines.
I sadly said to him, as we left the parking lot, “Well…This may be the last season that we will get to spend together, so let’s make it a good one!” He was able to muster up at least a little bit of a smile, through all of the pain.
We had a very long ride ahead of us, and I was honestly a little panicked as to what we would talk about for so long. I mean, it wasn’t like cancer wasn’t the 1st thing on both of our minds. It was fresh in there, and it was as real as could be.
On that day, I had taken him to the best hospital in the country for the type of cancer that he had. His mother was getting worn out, and just really needed a break from it all. I was happy to help out. He was like a son to me.
After stopping to grab a bite for lunch, I turned on Sirius XM, which only really knew 1 channel…The MLB Network. Much to our surprise, it was actually my favorite TEAM playing against his favorite. The A’s vs. the Yankees. I am a lifelong A’s fan, and he was an absolute Yankees NUT! I almost Thanked God right there on the spot, as conversation prior to that had slowed to the pace of a sacrifice bunt.
I can’t really explain what happened next, but by the 2nd inning of the game, both of our moods had completely changed. We were cheering, screaming, laughing, making fun of each other, high-fiving, and just having a really great ride together! We could not wipe the smiles off of our faces. The rest of the ride went by like a flash!
We definitely do not have a lot of days left together, but baseball had allowed this one to be a very special day for both of us.
Don’t you dare try to tell me that Baseball is not the greatest game on the face of the planet…Cause if you try, I certainly ain’t buyin’ what you’re sellin’.
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