Almost as soon as the final pitch was thrown against the Colorado Rockies on September 28 I began working on the redesign and upgrade of my NowHitting web site. Given the total number of pages I had to modify, it was a very time consuming task. As a result I have been described as a little less than involved in family life around our house. This is the message that my wife tends to deliver to me on nearly a daily basis. She tends to point out my fatherly and husbandly shortcomings with an inordinate amount of detail. Now with Opening Day a mere 2 days 22 hours and 24 minutes away, I am again getting the lecture about my seeming lack of proper priorities. This is the part I don’t quite understand. How can she say my priorities are messed up? Didn’t I just give her a new Sedona Red polo shirt with a nice Diamondbacks logo so that she had something nice to wear to work? As it was explained to me, being a good husband means more than just buying your wife something nice from the Team Shop. It means spending quality time together. It was therefore suggested that before the madness of baseball season descends upon us perhaps it would a good idea for us to have a “date night”.

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