Friday, October 28, 2011

A Call for the Ages

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother - which is the first commandment with a promise - so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:1-3)

I’m sure anyone who loves baseball and their Dad had no remorse over shedding a tear at the end of Game 6 of the World Series last night in St. Louis. As the game winning home-run in an epic comeback was nearing its descent over the wall, Joe Buck took us back 20 years to one of the greatest announcing calls ever made, when his father, Jack Buck proclaimed: “And we'll see ya tomorrow night" at the end of Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. Although it’s a tribute he’s done before, the timing and delivery of it last night was just perfect.

If the games didn’t have lasting significance in their own right, now, every time I think of Game 6 of either 1991 or 2011, I’ll think of that special bond between a father and son that no words can rightly express. I sure wish I could have experienced that game last night with my Dad, but as the memories came pouring back, it sure felt like I did.