Today, we took the kids to the Aquarium down in Camden. (Right next to Campbell’s Field.) It was the third time there for my daughter. And, the second for my son. But, now that he’s two and she’s almost four, they really had a good time there together today – as they’re both old enough now to realize what’s there.
Funny story: At one point, I was holding them up by a tank and a felt someone shove my right shoulder from behind. I hesitated and then turned around. Behind me was a young woman holding a baby around 18-months old. She was embarrassed and said “I’m so sorry, it was him” – meaning it was the baby who gave me the shove.
I looked at the little guy and noticed right away that he had on a navy blue pullover wind-breaker with “Red Sox” across the front of it. So, I said to the woman “It’s OK. He probably figured out that I was a Yankees fan and that’s why he hit me.”
I don’t think she really got it. Either that, or, she was just too surprised by the whole thing.
Just think, the kid was probably born right around October 2004. Get used to it Yankees fans – there’s a whole new generation of Red Sox fans coming at you. And, they don’t have 86 years of losing behind them. And, they’re ready to push first and ask questions later!