A few days before I got married, my dad and I went to Game 2 of the AL Division Series together. The A’s clobbered by beloved Red Sox but I had a bonding time with my dad. (The Red Sox would win the series only to have the heart break of the Aaron Boone game.)
Happy Father’s Day, Poppy. Glad we have so many memories like this.
Be warned. I am going to post a lot of pictures of me with my father. We went to a lot of games together, including stadium trips when I was in college.
This is one of my favorite pics of the two of us. Lots of love in the pic and knowledge that we were appreciating THEN that this was one of the highlights of our relationship.
So thank you, stranger who took this picture of us at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium in 1991. You captured a nice moment.
Back in 1992, they were the California Angels.
Out seats that night weren’t great in Anaheim, but we WERE pretty close to Angels left fielder Luis Polonia. He went on to win World Series rings with the Braves and Yankees. At the time he was a one time Oakland A who was sent packing in the Rickey Henderson trade.
Lots can change quickly.