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hhliving1101
04-19-2010, 12:28 AM
By: Ethan Cahn

You know as a collector, Sometimes we forget what these games are about, and why we love them enough to spend our money on our heroes of the field.

Last week I had the Oppurtunity to take my son to a Minor League baseball game, It was the Savannah Sand Gnats Vs. the West Va Power.
It wasn't just any father/son game, it was my son's 9th birthday party, so we had an entourage of about 12 in all.

Before the game, they Sand Gnats gave my son (Harrison) an Autographed Team Ball, and brought over one of the Players to sign autographs for the "Kids"
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A very well spoken and Nice young man (can't believe I just wrote that)named Mark Cohoon, he's a pitcher for them, Played Rc ball the end of last year, Pitched and Won the night before for the team!!

Harrison Was given the Chance to do a few things durning the game, a few things, the kid threw out the First pitch, Now I don't know about you, but I've never done that, He relized after he was in front of the Stadium how special it was.
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Harrison reared back and threw the Pitch as hard as he could, yes still a little short (He's 9, LOL), but pretty darn straight, and Wilmer Flores was able to reach it.

Around the 5th Inning the Sand Gnats event staff asked if he wanted to play one of the sideline games for his Birthday, of course he did, and got to do that too, then was treated to the entire stadium singing Happy birthday to him. He was in Awe....
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Ok now back to the main point here, after the 5th, Everything was pretty much done, I then got to actually stop and take a look around.
I was seeing friends all around, with giant smiles on their faces, three generations of my family coming together(My parents were there as well)

That is what it's all about, no worries, problems, or anything.
Other than us all just being together watching a baseball game.
Now truth be told we were torn who to root for as the Power's Closer is a Hilton Head Island Native(A Hometown boy), and his Entire Family was next to us.
The gnats lost, but this day will never be forgotten....

With all the recent changes in our hobby, I thought it would be a good reminder to us all, why we started collecting, and loving the sport. My son is now a baseball fan for life, a Collector? Well we'll work on that...

WilyWestbrook0
04-19-2010, 12:55 AM
Great story!

hhliving1101
04-19-2010, 01:10 AM
Thanks, I got alot of positive feedback on the chat thread figured I'd write it up...