|Riley and Tyler at the Cubs game - 2013|
I guess it helps that he can actually throw and catch the ball. But none-the-less, I just love getting out there and playing. It makes me feel good, it makes them feel good, and it makes me feel young again.
Maybe that's why I always cry at the end of, "Field of Dreams." The line where Kevin Costner says, "Hey dad, wanna have a catch?" always - and I mean always - makes me tear up. Everyone in the house knows it and they all watch me when it gets to that point of the movie... I just can't help it (and I bet I'm not the only one). It reminds me of being a kid too. My dad and I didn't play together a ton, but I sure remember the times we played catch.
I guess my point is don't miss those opportunities, you usually don't get a second chance, unless you're Kevin Costner.