Morty's baseball bat
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Morty's baseball bat

Morty's baseball bat: I'm just not sure where it should go.

My late husband, Morty, loved baseball. He'd watch it in the spring and summer and before that, he'd listen to it on the radio. The kids even got him baseball "outtakes" on video one year!
He still has his baseball bat from when he played as a kid. He was first baseman on his teams growing up. That's a very important position (as I found out from him) because you have to be very fast and on your toes at all times. The runner goes there first! He loved batting the most, though.
He took our two boys, & our daughter when she wanted to go, to the batting cages often when they were growing up. They played on teams until high school, when they found other passions.
Morty was definitely disappointed when the boys gave up playing baseball. I know he was hoping one would stick with it and became a Major League baseball player. That was his dream.
I have his bat still. He never willed it to anyone, so I'm not sure who should receive it. All three kids knew how important and special that bat was to their father-- he'd hit many a home run with it. It was his "lucky" bat. It never broke, which I always thought to be some sort of miracle. It's so sturdy!
So, that's my conundrum, never mind redoing my own will; I don't know who should get his baseball bat. I think I'll ask the kids to decide for themselves. Yes! That's a great idea.
Morty's baseball bat
Morty's baseball bat
Nick playing as a kid.
Nick playing as a kid.
“He still has his baseball bat from when he played as a kid.”
Grandbaby up to bat!
Grandbaby up to bat!
He loved to play even up until he passed.
He loved to play even up until he passed.