Friday, October 21, 2005

From the (Car) Seat of His Pants ...

The baseball education of my son continues apace -- a transcript of our conversation on the way to preschool this morning:

Little DM: Did the Astros win last night?
Me: They didn't play. The World Series starts tomorrow night. I thought you were rooting for the White Sox?
Little DM: No, the Astros. I know three guys on the Astros: Lance Berkman, Mike Lamb and Roger Clemens. Is Roger Clemens the goodest guy on the Astros?
Me: Sort of.
Little DM: I don't know any guys on the White Sox. Who's the goodest guy on the White Sox?
Me: Umm ... Paul Konerko.
Little DM: Is he a pitcher?
Me: No, first baseman.
Little DM: Like Lance Berkman! And Nick Johnson!
Me: Yes.
Little DM: I want to go to the World Series.
Me: Tell you what, maybe we can stay up late tomorrow night and watch the game.
Little DM: No, I want to go to the stadium.
Me: It's too far away. It's in Chicago.
Little DM: We could take an airplane.
Me: It's too expensive, plus we don't have tickets.
Little DM: How many tickets do we need?
Me: One for each of us, but they're expensive.
Little DM: Is Mr. [SuperNoVa] going to the World Series?
Me: Maybe.
Little DM: We could go with him.
Me: No, it's still too expensive. When the Nationals are in the World Series, we can go to a game then.
Little DM: No.
Me: Why not?
Little DM: The Nationals aren't very good.


At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Lurker #152 said...

My pre-schooler doesn't have as much of a feel for players, teams, etc (with the exception of one). However, she loves the ballpark. Watching the movie Fever Pitch last night in lieu of no baseball on TV, she informed me that we really needed to get back out to the stadium...soon.

God love 'em!

At 1:21 PM, Blogger DM said...

My other son is like that. He really doesn't care about the particulars, but enjoys things like the stadium, the basic scores and teams, the mascots, etc. He likes making up new team nicknames and silly stuff. He wants to name our new baby "Brewer".


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