For most of us, we are introduced to our sports teams by our fathers. There are of course other influences, but this also serves as a bridge between fathers and sons.
Do you often find other subjects to talk to "Dad" about? "So...how are those shrubs doing?" To me, that just doesn't sound right.
Sports is one thing we all have in common. It is often the bond that bring those of us with differences together. Regardless of race, age, sex, religion, politics, etc....I was hugging everyone after the Cardinals' 10th World Series.
I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to experience the 2006 WS with my father...I was too young in the '80s to appreciate those World Series, but both being adults in 2006, it is something I will never forget.
He will pass one day; however, I will carry on the tradition with my children. Of course, I also treasure those moments with my mother, but the dynamics between a son and mother are different than those between a father and his son.