(And strangely enough, this is not about baseball.)
I posted this in my Twitter feed, but thought I would crosspost it here for my followers: I have registered to run the Cardinals Care 6K here in St. Louis in September. For me, it’s going to be an interesting journey to see if I have the ability and the willpower to really rock it.
I am keeping a separate blog for it so this one isn’t inundated with posts about what I’m eating and how I’m doing with getting ready. If this is the kind of thing you’re interested in, or if you want to make a donation to my entry in the race, head on over to that blog:
It’s designed to pull at you, but the music selection is perfect and the message is one that means a lot to me:
Baseball is something we share with our parents and children—that connects us as family. I love that this commercial isn’t just small kids but older generations as well.
It happened a few times so I figured I would keep track. :)
- During the Brad Pitt-narrated video montage intro.
- When they announced the families of the shooting who were there for the game and the presentation of the lineup card. (I think this was everybody crying.)
- During the singing of the national anthem. (This was more out of sorrow for how it was sung.)
- During the Chevy commercial about bringing babies home.
- During the Pepsi Max “Field of Dreams” styled commercial.
- When Joe Buck introduced Tim McCarver. (Just kidding. This was me crying.)
- When Heath Bell handed the kid by the dugout a backpack with a signed baseball – “I can’t sign during the game but I can sign before.”
- When the camera panned across the people in the stands with the Stand Up to Cancer signs. (She thought it was about Stan Musial – you know, “Stand for Stan.”)
- When Rollie Fingers gave his mustache to the Pepsi Max delivery guy in that commercial.
She was scared enough that she would cry if the NL blew the game in the ninth inning that she gave up and went to sleep.
I love my wife and I love that my wife loves baseball.
This image speaks for itself.
In case you ever wondered how fanatical baseball fans can be, this is from the front page of the Cardinals page of the MLB shop: