July 12, 2007
All along the plan for our family vacation was that we would leave after the final out of the June 28 game at Chase Field and that we had to be home by 4:40 PM on July 13 when the gates would open for the first series after the All-Star break. That seemed like a simple enough plan so I was just slightly tipped over when that plan was called into question. It was not the family who wondered whether the 4:40 PM July 13 deadline was hard in fast. They knew better than to question that. No it was actually Mother Nature who wondered whether I really meant that I needed to be home by this time.