While tradition is fathers and sons watching baseball, mothers also play an important role.
My mother was as instrumental as my father when it came to fostering my love of baseball. It was mom who drove me to my Little League games and practices. It was my mom who also brought home a pack of baseball cards when she went to the store.
My mother didn’t understand the nuances of the sport, but she knew my favorite teams and players. When the World Series was played in the afternoon and I couldn’t watch it, she would tell me the final scores when I got off the bus.
I miss my mom, but my love of her does live on a bit as I still follow baseball.
I wish all you have a Happy Mothers Day and do something special to her.
For those moms who might be watching the Mets this fine afternoon, here’s the starting lineup:
Andres Torres, cf
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
David Wright, 3b
Lucas Duda, rf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
Ike Davis, 1b
Ronny Cedeno, ss
Rob Johnson, c
Jon Niese, lhp