A dream is coming to life this week. Never having played the game, although a fan since I my first baseball game in 1927 in the old Yankee Stadium when I was 7, I always have wanted to live the life of a major leaguer — even if I could not be on the field.
On Monday, March 31, this transplanted New Yorker, now a San Franciscan resident of 25 years, will join the throngs at Chase xField in Phoenix for the Giants 2014 opener. It will be the coming to fruition of a plan to attend every road game the Giants will play this year. 81 games for this healthy 93 year old nut.
The story: For 86 years I have watched the Yankees, the N.Y Mets, and for the last 25 years the Giants in San Francisco. I have scored every game I have watched in those years and have come to appreciate the stamina, the attitudes (good and bad) and the rough 6-8 months they live each year. And I knew I could never play on the field.
So a year ago, having met, a wonderful, supportive and challenging young lady who is willing to share this dream of mine, Le Anne (56) and I were married in December and she will join me on this journey. We trust it will go well, and we intend to keep other Giant fans up-to-date on its progress.
For now, it is only GO GIANTS !!