Here in My Heart

Well … an unintended extended stay in Chicago, but some good heart signs in the final analysis.  And a good heart omen in the park today, at the bonus of getting to see Ethan play ball!

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Representative of Ethan’s fan club were in attendance, led by his #1 cheerleader,  yesterday’s four year-old birthday girl, Lil’ Sister Eva the Diva.

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Poised at the bat, Ethan focuses in and hits a rope his first time up to lead off the game for the North Suburban Vision Consultants!

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And after reaching first base on his line drive single, Ethan shows his determination in racing to second based as his teammate reaches first, setting the stage for a big inning.

(And now it’s time for my father’s old favorite baseball joke:  How do we know the Lord is a baseball fan?  Because the first sentence is: “In the big inning, the Lord created the Heavens and the Earth”!)  Defensively, Ethan begins the game in the field, playing a solid third base.

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In between innings, Ethan gets coached up by Dad who raced to the game from a serious business golf outing to arrive in the nick of time.

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Showing his versatility in the field, Ethan even took a turn behind the plate.

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You want to know why catcher is the most brutal position on the field?  Those pitches come in fast and furious!  Watch Ethan in action …

And from an adult’s perspective, the best part of the action is the post-game sportsmanship these little guys are learning …

And then, the post-game huddle, for the Head Coach Eli to award the game ball – with the kids in rapt anticipation …

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And today’s game ball goes to a kid who was always in the right position, who never had to be told to move, who was always in the right position, who led off the game with a line drive and who just finished up with another hit.  That’s right … give a listen!

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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2 Responses to Here in My Heart

  1. doctuhdon says:

    Love that CHICAGO music video link !!!

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