My friends son is three years old. Never seen a baseball game before in his life. Yet he’s sitting here with me very enthralled with the action on the big screen.
Top of the 2nd inning…
“Ma’am we winning now, right?”
“Yes Baby we are”
Bottom of the 3rd…
“Ma’am, where’s numer 3 like your bayball jersey?”
“Right there Baby, he just caught the ball”
“We winning Ma’am! We winning!!”
“Yes Baby we are”
Bottom of the 4th inning…
“Sit Ma’am? We not winning?”
“No Baby we’re tied”
“Blue cap…blue cap…Ma’am we have blue caps right?”
“Yes Baby, we wear the blue caps”
“They have blue caps like yours”
“Yes Baby they have blue caps like mine”
Top of the 5th inning…
Me screaming because Yasiel Puig hits a home run…
“Ma’am we doing good? What he do Ma’am? We winning Ma’am?”
“Yes Baby we’re doing good. That hit is a home run and now we’re winning again”
Two batters later my favorite player, Chris Taylor, comes up to bat…
“Ma’am he has your bayball jersey. He you favert?”
Yes Baby, he’s my favorite player”
Next batter I’m screaming again because Corey Seager hits a home run…
“Ma’am he hit a home run? We winning again?”
“Yes baby he hit a home run and we’re still winning”
Bottom of the 5th inning…
Me cursing because the Marlins score three for the lead…
“SIT! Maam, we NOT WINNING NOW”
“No Baby we’re NOT winning now”
Runs off to play catch…that’s the extent of a 3 year olds attention span. Oh wait he’s back…
Top of the 9th inning…
Dodgers down by one with two outs and Joc Pederson is one strike away from a loss when he gets a single…
“Ma’am we winning?”
“Not yet but we’re trying Baby”
Now it’s up to Yasmani Grandal…he’s the winning run at the plate. They walk him on a full count & I’m bouncing in my seat. Sweet boy jumping up & down next to me.
Up comes Yasiel Puig…again the Boys in Blue are down to their final strike.
WHAM BAM Puiggy sends it sailing 412ft into the Marlins centerfield monstrosity for a three run homer.
I’m hootin & hollering & stomping my feet…
“WE WIN MA’AM? WE WIN?”
“WHY YES SWEET BABY WE CERTAINLY DID”
As he scampered upstairs to bed!!
THAT IS HOW YOU TRAIN A LIFELONG DODGERS FAN!!!