The talk is coming soon.
Their daughter Stella is 2. Which means she loves Peppa Pig. Loves the doll house that showed up for her birthday. Loves grabbing a book and pretending to read to her baby brother, Whitley. Stella loves a lot of things, even the tiny powder-blue
Even at age 2, Stella has taken a liking to her parents' favorite baseball team. It's why the talk could be so painful. The Georgeson family is like a lot of
"They are working on memorizing the starting lineups,"
But yes, the talk is coming soon. As October approaches, and the leaves change, and the baseball regular season comes to a close, Wesley is planning to sit Stella down for a little heart-to-heart. For the first time in her life, the
"I think its going to be like in the movies when the parents sit down and tell their teenager they were adopted," Wesley says. "I imagine us pulling her to the side and telling her 'Stella, we think you should sit down, we have something to tell you.'
"I imagine tears ... maybe a bit of confusion, and a lot of long sobbing hugs after the news is broke. I imagine she will take a while to trust the world again."
Wesley is joking a little here, but only slightly. If there are tears, they will probably be his. But if Stella is confused, well, who can blame her? Such is life for a tiny sliver of
"After the last two years, it just feels like the team has always been the best in the AL," says Wesley, a
"It's kind of sad and tough to watch the postseason when you're not in it,"
Dyson says he won't watch the playoffs. Well, maybe the World Series. Same goes for a clubhouse full of players. Maybe some fans, too.
Two years ago Friday, the
The couple had left their daughter at home with a babysitter.
"I'll probably hear from some friends over this," Jeff says, "But it sure seemed like there were a lot of people walking out with us."
From there, though, it was near perfection. They celebrated Blair's first birthday during the American
"We'll absolutely have to sit her down,"
Hey, these are hard lessons. All across town, toddlers are realizing that baseball actually can be quite cruel. In fact, it usually is. Most seasons end with pain. Sometimes, it lasts.
The last two years,
Yes, says Mertel, who works for
"I don't know where I'm going to start," Mertel says. "The
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