September 18, 2000
As incredible as it seems, the Diamondbacks are on their last road trip for the 2000 season. It seems like yesterday that I was eagerly awaiting pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. I am really not ready for baseball season to be over and I am especially not ready for the Diamondbacks to be on the road. There are way to many things that need to be done around the house for me not to have a game to go to. Trina has been eagerly awaiting this road trip. I thought that meant that she had somehow been able to get us tickets to go see the Diamondbacks play the Dodgers or the Giants. Instead, it meant that I would be working around the house getting things put back into place. I tried to explain that even though there was no game at Bank One Ballpark there was still a Diamondbacks game. She had obviously thought of this beforehand since she handed me a ladder, a handful of tools, a list of things to do, and a radio. I tried to explain that listening to the game was not the same as watching it on television but she would have no part of it. To give her credit, she did make an interesting observation that I foolishly bought. “Think of yourself back in 1919 listening to the Black Sox play Cincinnati in the World Series. They didn’t have television back then but it didn’t stop Joe Jackson from playing did it?” Hmmm, I have to give her credit. She did use a baseball analogy and drew on the nostalgia of baseball. There was really no arguing with her. I grudgingly collected all of my things and began once again to try and dig through the list of things to do. Man, why do the Diamondbacks have to be gone for 12 games? I am not sure I can make it that long from the looks of this list.