The day started with two new hats.
“We can’t go to the game without hats,” the father said. “These are just like the players wear.”
“Even Derek Jeter?” the son asked.
“Yes,” the father said with a smile. “Even Derek Jeter.”
They settled into their seats in Section 3 with a scorecard and sodas and a big bucket of popcorn.
“I think they’re gonna win one for us,” the father said.
The son grinned.
“I really hope so.”
The game was tight into the seventh inning and then it started to slip away.
The faith of the father stayed firm.
“They’re gonna come back,” he said.
The son smiled and nodded.
The day ended with a loss, but faith in the team never ends.
“We’ll get ‘em tomorrow,” the father said.
“Yeah,” the son said tugging on the brim of his hat. “The Yankees will win tomorrow.”