I have been to many opening season baseball games for many of my children. I have missed some of their first games also. This year was a year I had to miss. Mark began his little league career with big brother Pat in attendance. I told Pat what to expect, and I told him about the pictures that I hoped he could get for me. I wanted the pictures that I have in my mind from six other 7 year old baseball players. I wanted the outfielder playing in the dirt, picking flowers, and fixing his shoes. I was not disappointed.