Take Someone Out to the Ballgame

JOHN LUCKELContributor IMay 3, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Grady Sizemore #24 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

I was watching an Indians game the other night and started to reflect into my past. I think I knew TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME before I knew the National Anthem or the Pledge Of Allegiance.

I remember my father and grandfather being a big influence in my life when it came to sports.

I can remember going to my grandfather's house to watch the game.We would lay on the floor in front of the TV side by side. I can still remember him yelling and screaming at the set when the Indians weren't doing well at all.

He would say well, that's it, no more Indians games, but day after day he was there yelling and screaming, no matter what. God rest his soul. I know he's watching from heaven now, most likely proud of the Indians of today.

On occasion, my father would take me to the ballpark to catch a game. Those were special days to me, they didn't come along too often, so I took in every moment I could.

My father has also passed on, watching from up above.You don't realize how special those moments are or can be for you and your children.

So please take a day spend it at the ball park with your parents and or your children.

Make special moments of your own you can cherish and keep with you forever. You never know when you'll be watching the game alone. Thank goodness for America's pastime. So TAKE SOMEONE TO THE BALLGAME.