The bottom line, if you haven't caught on yet (sorry...once you get started it's hard to stop) is that this Father's Day (June 21st), we're inviting dads and their kids to have a catch on the field at KeySpan Park, right before our 5pm game against the rival Staten Island Yankees.
Having a catch with your dad is one of the pivotal moments of childhood for most normal, human, American kids (not you, Joyce...you don't meet any of those criteria). Ray Kinsella was so messed up about not having a catch with his dad that he bulldozed his crops, built a baseball field in his backyard, and started talking to ghosts. And then millions of grown men watched a movie about it and bawled their eyes out like little babies. (Not me. I'm way too tough for that.)
(sniffle, sniffle...OK, OK, I admit it...it gets me every time.)
So make sure you bring your husband, father, kids, step-father, father-in-law -- whoever -- to KeySpan Park on June 21st for a Father's Day catch. It's also Bucket Cap night, a Nathan's Four Pack Combo Night, and kids get to run the bases after the game. There's really no better or more fun way to spend the day (especially starting at just eight bucks a ticket).
And anyway, if you don't have a catch with the old man, you might wind up kidnapping Darth Vader and being forced to listen to his monologues, talking to dead people, or trying to build a ballfield on Avenue U with your bare hands or something.
It could happen. I'm just saying.