Opening Day at the baseball park ~ PLAY BALL!!!

@makingpots (11920)
United States
April 6, 2009 9:49am CST
This day always coincides with the week of my husbands birthday. I love the appropriateness of it. Opening day tickets, a day off from work, the perfect birthday present for my awesome man. Of the millions of things I fell in love with about my man, his love of the game of baseball is pretty high on the list. His childlike romanticism of the 1950s heyday of the game. The All-American aspect of the beauty of the game for him. His appreciation of the fact that little kids can be taught a love of the game at very early ages. The pleasant smile he reveals at the sound of the crack of a bat On this day, Opening Day of Baseball Season and the day before my hubby's birthday, I am reminded of why my love runs so deep for the man who deeply loves me in return. I'll be happy all day just knowing how happy he will be all day. For discussion purposes; Do you have a gift that is so perfect for someone you care about that you give it to them each year on their birthday? Do you think it is boring or lazy of me to give him the same gift every year?
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• United States
7 Apr 09
Our 1st anniversary coincided with Opening Day at the AstroDome. We had just enough money to see the game and eat a hot dog. We made it a tradition and now have celebrated our union at the ball park on 40 of our 42 years together!
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
7 Apr 09
What an awesome story! May you have many, many more celebrations together.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Apr 09
This sounds like an absolutely wonderful and heart-felt gift and I certainly wouldn't ever look to change this tradition. Sure, it's a "baseball game" every year, but every game is a new experience on it's own and your Husband's love for it is abundantly clear! Happy Birthday to your Hubby and I really have enjoyed reading about not only your love for him, but his love of the game also. I enjoy baseball myself, but I never get to watch it unfortunately. I would love to be at an opening game too one day!
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
6 Apr 09
You said the magic word that makes my day. I wanted this gift to become a 'tradition' and he loves it, just as he loves the old traditional-ness of baseball. Thanks for the response, friend. May you make it to a an opening day game someday soon!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Apr 09
As long as he appreciate it's it, I feel it is not boring to give the same gift each year. I'd love that type of gift. I am lucky to get a card from my wife actually each year. By the way, today is my sober birthday, I have 18 years clean and sober today. Where's my Twins tickets? Hee hee! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
6 Apr 09
AWESOME! I'm very proud of you Grandpa Bob!! ....... and you know that if I had known!
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
6 Apr 09
i would think it is not at all boring to give him a gift which he lovess so much ,afterall we give our partners a gift to make them happy.give my wishes also to your hubby.
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I sure will give him your wishes, riyasam. Thanks.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Wow! Your hubby is one lucky guy! I have a friend who has a live-in boyfriend and every year she complains about his interest in football. Every year we have the same conversations that she knows I will not cosign because I am a football fan. The two of them both like basketball though so they sometimes go to the Hornets games together.
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Ahh, I hope he feels he's a lucky guy. I think he does. I feel bad for women who despise football and their husbands can't get enough of it. I always advise that they make Sundays during football season a time for their own hobbies. It is good to have something that you both like and share sometime during the year.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
6 Apr 09
That's just it; she is an artist and usually complaining that he is around too much and she can't paint!
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Ohhhhh!! Well, that's completely different. The poor thing, I feel for her.
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@mummymo (23707)
6 Apr 09
Boring or lazy?? No how , no way - I think it is beautiful and romantic to know how deeply in love you are with him and how much pleasure you get from knowing he is enjoying himself. I was almost in tears when I read this my darling sis as I know it comes directly from the heart and is just so wonderful! Really don;t want to lower the tone but my other half always wants underwear and socks ...and chocolate so he always gets some of each! lol Sorry trust me to lower the tone! Hope you both had a brilliant day and please wish hi a Happy Birthday from me for tomorrow and kisses too! xxxx
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
7 Apr 09
He had a beautiful day at the ballpark, Sis. Today is the actual birthday. I got up and made him breakfast. Nothing fancy... the treat was in having me make him anything at all, as I usually continue sleeping while he gets ready in the morning. For my birthday (and anniversaries) he wakes and makes me these lovely gourmet breakfasts..... I feel a little guilty, but I am just not a fancy cook. I have tried, it just isn't in my nature. Today he got an omlete (with the understanding that it might turnout to be scrambled eggs at any moment), a slice of ham and cheese toast. It tasted good that's all that matters. If a person eats my meals blind folded they might actually believe I'm a good cook. Your sweet nephew could NOT understand why we couldn't just have the large birthday cookie we got him for breakfast. (I try to not say things to him like, "because mommy can't deal with you on such a sugar high without daddy around to help out") The cookie is for after dinner...... hehe, oh the things I will be able to entice him to eat tonight for dinner. This is the time to try out new veggies on him. Hehe
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@mummymo (23707)
7 Apr 09
I bet he loved yesterday at the ballpark AND breakfast this morning - would have even if that omelette had turned into scrambled eggs! it is the love and thoughtfulness that goes into it he loves! I can just see that gorgeous little face trying every which way he could to persuade you that that giant cookie was the best idea for breakfast! lol I can also imagine the sugar rush! lol Big Hugs sis! xxxx
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@katsmeow1213 (28910)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Ahhh, I remember those days. In my late teens I was very much interested in baseball. Obviously it started because the guys were really cute, but it didn't stop there. I got to know the game inside and out and I could carry on a lengthy conversation with one of those older guys who sit there at every game with the score cards who know more about the game than the players themselves, you know? I was there at every home game every season (we're talking triple A, not big leagues). I even travelled to a few places to see their away games, and went to Toronto and New York to see major league games. Those were fun days! The biggest problem was that at this time of year, it's not very warm out yet, so some days down at the ball park were very frigid! But I still went. I stopped around the time I hit 19 or 20 years old. I got involved in a couple serious relationships, so saw no need to go drool over the cute ball players as much anymore. Eventually it got to a point where I didn't know the players as well anymore. In the end I stopped going completely. The last time I went to a game was when my son's little league team took the field for the national anthem with the team, and that was well over 3 years ago that happened.
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
6 Apr 09
We have a double A league in our area and we attend a lot of games. I know just what you are talking about, with the old cronies who are so interesting to talk to, and the closer access to the team itself just really pulls you in and gets you involved. (Ha, we have sat out in full winter gear under blankets to watch a game or two.) We also have The Texas Rangers in a town about 30 minutes away, but we get so into our double A team that we hardly ever see the Rangers anymore. My hubby likes to go to Spring Training each year down in Florida. You should hear some of the interesting stories he has about some of the old guys who follow the game and know more about the game than we will forget in our lifetime.
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• United States
6 Apr 09
I agree minor league games are a lot more fun than major leagues. You're right there in all the action, and because it's cheaper, there's usually the same people at every game. You get to know the other folks really well. I miss that part of it too.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Apr 09
I am not a sports fan, but I do believe it is important to get someone what makes them happy and if baseball is what makes him happy I too would get him that every years. As they say, we only live once.
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
13 Apr 09
Baseball does make him happy! Thanks, winterose.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I think it's an awesome gift! And I bet he looks forward to it every year....I wish I could do that for my son....but the tickets are expensive and I give everyone the same thing.....since I have six adults and four kids to buy for I have to try to keep things equal...but I don't think it's lazy of you....it's very very thoughtful!
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Hi, jillhill. Thanks, yes he looks forward to it every year. I'll bet it takes a good bit of planning to keep things equal for your crew.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
6 Apr 09
how lucky u are . i think it's a great gift. i also think u both are very lucky to have each others love the way u do.
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Thanks, ANTIQUELADY. We do feel blessed.
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@KrauseHome (36750)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Well, I am actually responding back to this discussion right at the time of the playoffs. But it is Good to hear that you and your husband do enjoy Baseball and can go to games from time to time. Giving him a present of opening day tickets is a wonderful gift for sure. Hope it was a wonderful memorable day for you both.
• Canada
27 Sep 09
If that is what he loves so much, I don't think it's boring or lazy at all. If you gave him something he felt indifferent about, or hated, then it would be boring and lazy to do that every year, but since he loves baseball so much, you love baseball so much, and it's something you can do together, I think you should go for it.