August 9 11

Up until last night, I had absolutely no idea what hitting a cycle in baseball was.

(I was actually just the slightest trifle worried that my 8-year-old had done something wrong.)

“Mommy! Oh my god! I got A CYCLE! Do you know what that is? It means I got A HOME RUN! A TRIPLE! A DOUBLE! AND A SINGLE! All tonight! In ONE game! And I made two huge plays at second base and got two people out.”

“Well, from the giant smile on your face and the milkshake you are inhaling, I’m guessing this is a good thing?”

“Are you kidding?? It’s, like, the best thing to ever happen to me ever in my entire life.Daddy just kept saying something about some dude named Kelly Gruber.”

“I’m guessing that he’s different than Macgruber?”

“Who knows? Daddy really says weird stuff sometimes.”

“Hey, Josh. How come when *I* come to your games, I spend the entire time in the port-o-potty with your sister or buying snow cones or trying on helmets or playing in the park and when Daddy comes, he gets to see your shining moments?”

“I’ll tell you what, Mommy. Come to the next game. Leave the pooping spectators at home. I promise I’ll do something special for you.”

And then he winked at me.

Who the heck *is* this boy? Where did he come from?

Now if you’ll excuse me. I’m off to check and find us a house in a warmer climate…

  1. Great work Josh…I saw Gav’s tweet last night and was cheering for the cycle!!!


    Comment by Sara on August 9, 2011
  2. Yay! GO JOSH! I’ve got softball tonight, so I’m hoping some of his luck rubs off on me.

    And yes! Move back to Atlanta! :)


    Comment by Darcey on August 9, 2011
  3. Way to go Joshie!


    Comment by Kristabella on August 9, 2011
  4. That is VERY cool! And most definitely a BIG deal.
    (And I actually remember watching the game on TV when Kelly Gruber hit a cycle…it was pretty exciting!)


    Comment by Amanda on August 9, 2011
  5. I commented to Gav that I was watching his updates with even more anticipation than when I watched Kelly Gruber (or Goober as my then-university roommate and I so fondly called him) hit for the cycle. This is enormous news. Forget looking for homes in warmer climates; start planing for the mansions he can buy his mama with his signing bonus when he’s a big league player.


    Comment by Jennifer on August 9, 2011
  6. “The pooping spectators!” How much do I love that kid. And that really IS a big deal! Way to go!


    Comment by Mama Bub on August 9, 2011
  7. oh.. he is so cute! if i were you – i would come for sure :)


    Comment by sapir on August 9, 2011
  8. “Pooping spectators”?!?!? What a riot! What a kid :-)


    Comment by monstergirlee on August 13, 2011

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