Wednesday, May 26, 2010
A few days after their undergraduate careers ended, it's worth celebrating one last time their achievements on the field and off. There are no "Playstation 3 Studies" majors here: there are a significant number of double majors, business and engineering majors, however.
Not everyone will stop competing as Mountain Hawks, but their academic careers are still making a huge step in a new direction, and it's worth noting. Best of luck to the class of 2010 - and good luck to some of the Lehigh athletes I've written about over the last four years. While there are a lot of great Lehigh athletes who graduated this year, for the teams I follow the closest in terms of football and men's and women's basketball, here's one last celebration of their accomplishments. (more)
Monday, May 24, 2010
The fateful weekend finally arrived.
I had known for a couple of months that my parents were coming down for a visit, and I also knew that my last weekend as assistant coach for my son's T-ball team was also happening as well. And I knew that my dad had managed to secure seats to see the team that he (and I, for that matter) grew up following: the Boston Red Sox.
It was fated to be a weekend of wall-to-wall baseball. And a very important one, too: my six year old son's first-ever professional baseball game. His first day out at the ballpark with the boys. His first hotdog. Peanuts and crackerjacks. Seventh inning stretch.
It's a moment you anticipate, but it's also a moment of nervousness as well. Will the weather cooperate? Will your son's big moment with his father and grandfather be a rain-delayed mess? Will it be a sixteen-pitcher snoozefest? Will he - heaven Forbid - start rallying behind the Phillies? Will he even remember the game? Or care?
But most importantly, will he even be paying attention after the first inning? (more)