Image by Laura Ketteman

Image by Laura Ketteman

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 72. Baseball.

I've brought some teasing upon myself this week, in the fact that I've openly admitted that baseball season is just not really "my thing."  I mean, most folks who know me well are already aware of this shameful truth.  However, posting it on my Facebook status brings about a bit of controversy.  :)  I will confirm it here as well, that I am not ANTI-baseball.  And I'm certainly NOT, heaven forbid, ANTI-CARDINALS!  I'm just bored by the sport, in general.  I know, I KNOW!  How can a girl grow up in St. Louis, and not live, eat, and breathe Cardinals baseball?  Well, I will tell you... It's very simple, really.  I grew up in a family who could NOT have cared less.  I've already explained the passions of my the males I grew up with in a previous post:  Childhood Memories.  You may note that baseball was never mentioned once!  Baseball was never on our television.  Cardinals t-shirts were not owned, let alone worn.  It wasn't taught that there was a problem with it... it was non-existent, really! 

My surroundings completely changed when I married my wonderful husband, who passionately adores Cardinals baseball.  He's fine with the fact that I don't get into it.  We are secure enough in our marriage to not have to SHARE every interest one of us may have individually.  And it's a good thing, too, because we certainly do have different interests (don't worry, we agree on the things that matter!).  But to make matters more complicated, I gave birth to three sons, and like their father, they enjoy a good baseball game.  I can't win for losing.  I will, however, play along.  After all, who can turn down a good ol' fashion trip to Busch Stadium?  The sea of red brings about a bit of excitement for me.  My favorite color IS red.  The field of green is a sight to behold, and nothing matches the peanuts and cotton candy you buy at a ballgame (also a good thing, because you will pay a fortune for the experience).  I did not hesitate when my oldest child asked me to decorate his room in a Cardinals theme, and I very much enjoy the sight of my little ones all decked out on the day of the home opener.  :)

It's all really just another reminder of the irony that is my life....  This is a pretty good picture of what it's like to be me... a spot of pink, in a land full of testosterone.  I assure you, I wouldn't have it any other way!  :)

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