Get Older

Get older
The world will fall into it's place
You may be sad
When you get older
You might be happy just to stay
Get older
Your memories won't slip away
And you'll be glad
When you get older
That you were happy for today
Who cares?

Today is my birthday, putting me one step closer to the Grim Reaper's cold embrace. So what better way to celebrate with some Pirates baseball? It's a lot like death in many ways.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
PITTSBURGH PIRATES 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 8 3
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 X 6 7 0

I saw a few months ago that the Pirates would be in Philadelphia on my birthday and I thought it'd be nice to go home and see the game. Somehow this morphed into a family get-together where we all went out to the ballgame and to dinner at Morimoto. Not that I'm complaining — it's rare that we get the whole family together and i always love spending time with my parents and brothers.

We stood around during a two-hour rain delay (complete with heavy thunderstorms and tornado warings) until the game finally got underway. And it was a pretty good game. Well, except for the horrible play where the Pirates managed to make two throwing errors on what should have been a simple grounder. And the multiple wild pitches. And my Dad constantly asking why I didn't know the life story of every player on the Pirates roster, as if their entire bullpen hadn't changed in the last week. But hey, it wasn't a total blow-out and the Pirates managed to look competitive. And I'll settle for that.

On the plus side, the Pirates still have a lot of games to lose before they tie the Phillies record for lifetime futility.

Photos behind the cut, if you care (and you probably don't)

The scoreboard

Mom makes a rare appearance at the ballpark

Steven, looking radiant in his overexposed white shirt

Oh, and dinner at Morimoto was exquisite. So were the hot dogs at the stadium (though not as classy, obviously).

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