Heroes and Cubs

Today, I took the kids to the Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Fan Fest at the Maryvale stadium. We had a lot of fun as the kids were able to obtain several of the Milwaukee Brewers player’s autographs. Tiffany took part in an on-field baseball clinic sponsored by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. There she was able to receive instruction and tips from several former players on different aspects of the game. She had a wonderful time and learned quite a lot from these players. There was a card show at the stadium so Dakota and I spent a lot of time wandering around the booths looking at the various cards. Mallorie spent most of her time talking to the current Brewers players and getting their autographs. Whitney was mostly interested in the balloons and eating. She downed two hot dogs and numerous treats and was thrilled to get a couple of packages of Pokemon cards. Trina took the time to take pictures and was able to go down on the playing field with Tiffany to snap photographs of her going through the drills. While she was on the field, she had the opportunity to meet Ferguson Jenkins, the Hall of Fame pitcher from the Chicago Cubs. I used to watch Fergie pitch quite often as I grew up a closet Cubs fan. I can remember spending Saturday mornings watching the game of the week. The Cubs seemed to be on a lot and Ferguson was always pitching. He was one of my idols. Trina knew this and approached Mr. Jenkins and told him my story. To my surprise and delight, Trina and Ferguson Jenkins came to where I was standing and I was able to talk with him and have my picture taken with one of my childhood heroes. He finished our visit by autographing a baseball for me. It was one of the great moments of my life. Trina never ceases to amaze me as she goes out of her way to make my dreams become realities. Ferguson Jenkins may have been my childhood hero, but Trina has become my adult hero.

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