But I need to make time, just as all of us do, for those we love. Not only the people we love, but the things we love, like baseball. Chances to meet boyhood heroes and see them up close rarely, if ever, come and we should leap at each opportunity. Not only did I get to do this with a man I still consider one of my best friends, but Marcy was able to come along. She and Jake's wife were both ignored for the most part while we acted like kids, but Marcy kept telling me that was fine. She understood.
In closing, I have to say don't worry, Mr. Bench. All of us had a great time.
Take care of yourself and thank you for reading.