Flashback: Cousin Lesser’s 40th Birthday Extrazaganza

To help celebrate Passover and the warmer days of Spring, I thought it would be nice to take a trip in the way-back machine to November when we got together to celebrate Cousin Leeser’s 40th Birthday Party.  Surprise!

Laney’s First Baseball Game Is A Good Knight

The flowers are blooming, the pollen is floating and the baseball bats are cracking.  It must be Spring!  Time for Laney to experience her first professional baseball game.

Because Laney is the product of a mixed marriage – Yankees and Red Sox fans – baseball season can be tricky.  Luckily Charlotte is home to the Knights, a Triple-A Minor League team that we can all cheer for.  Sure, they’re affiliated with the White Sox, but they’re mostly harmless.

This Sunday, Laney’s friend Ben invited us to join him and his family at one of the Knight’s first games of the year.  It was also Laney’s first real baseball game so we had to make sure she had the full experience.

After hitting the team store to purchase the requisite hats, balls and bats we took in the last few pitches of the first game of a double header before hitting the kid’s park.  That’s where Laney and Ben enjoyed the traditional riding of the merry-go-round.

Then, as the second game started, we all found a nice spot on the hill in right field to eat peanuts, bunny cookies and ice cream from a helmet.  Later, Laney met the Knights’ mascots and got her first autograph from Sweet Caroline the dragon.  It was a very emotional moment for me.

All-in-all, the day was a big success.  Good weather, good friends, good peanuts and the Knights won both games.

Later that night when I asked Laney what her favorite part of the day was, she responded, “I think today my favorite part was sitting next to Ben.”

Thank you and good Knights!

Ben and Jason Critique The Pitching at the Charlotte Knights Game