Saturday, February 15, 2003
We're here to be there when our kid has three goals and an assist. And especially when he doesn't
This Rick Reilly column is reprinted in this weeks Sports Illustrated. Considering all that has gone so horribly wrong in the past few years it reminds us that, back in 1999, life was a whole helluva lot better:
So we were lying on our backs on the grass in the park next to our hamburger wrappers, my 14-year-old son and I, watching the clouds loiter overhead, when he asked me, "Dad, why are we here?"
And this is what I said.
"I've thought a lot about it, son, and I don't think it's all that complicated. I think maybe we're here just to teach a kid how to bunt, turn two and eat sunflower seeds without using his hands.