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MLB games shaped my childhood summer vacations.

My dad would take me and my brothers to MLB games when we were kids. Specifically to the Cardinal's games at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. We lived nearby, so it was convenient.
Even when we went on summer vacations, or Spring Break, as a family, we'd have to hit up whatever MLB game was happening in that area. I've been to Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, and Fenway Park, to name a few. I get that I was really lucky growing up. Most kids only get to watch baseball on TV!
I got to go to professional games every summer! My favorite part was watching the players warm up. The Cardinals started to know me by name, but I enjoyed watching the other teams, too. Sometimes they'd come over and high five me, or give me a little wave with their hat. It was so cool to be acknowledged!
When my girls were little, I took them to games with me. My wife and I would try and make a fun day of it; we'd bring picnic supplies, games to play before the ball game.
But they just weren't into it, which was fine, because neither is my wife. But it was very sweet of them to try!
Busch Stadium at sunset.
Busch Stadium at sunset.
Fenway Park during the World Series
Fenway Park during the World Series
Part one of the MLB logo.
Part one of the MLB logo.
Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium
Dodger Stadium (empty).
Dodger Stadium (empty).
Part two of the MLB logo.
Part two of the MLB logo.
Wrigley Field at sunset.
Wrigley Field at sunset.
“... we'd have to hit up whatever MLB game was happening...”
Fredbird, the Cardinals mascot.
Fredbird, the Cardinals mascot.