Wednesday, February 21, 2007

My second closest place to heaven

Everyone that knows me well knows my favorite places on earth usually have something to do with green grass, tall fences along the back wall, and 18 boys in the lineup. Wrigley Field is the one that gives me chills just thinking about singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", but Hawkins Field is definitely a close second.

We were avid Vanderbilt baseball fans back when only a mere hundred people would show up for the games. We helped support the effort to install lights so night games could be played. Then when Mr. Hawkins made the initiative to build a REAL field, we supported that too.
And it really has turned into its own Field of Dreams. The baseball program has become more and more successful each year, this week reaching a new milestone in school history of being ranked the #1 team in the nation.

After a few weeks of some really cold weather - even snowing and sleeting here just four days ago, today was an absolutely gorgeous day! Up to 71 degrees and just beautiful! So what else could be more perfect than an afternoon baseball game? Vanderbilt was even playing my alma mater. LOL We left at the top of the 5th, but the Commodores are still undefeated.

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