I realize that I haven't written a post about the boys' other beloved who left our our team and our city: Adam Dunn. Kevin and I were in Miami at that time and Kevin's dad didn't want to be the one to break it to them without us being there, so when we got home that was our duty.
They were really pretty sad for a while, but then when they played baseball the conversation would go something like this:
Lou: Mom, what's the name of the team Adam Dunn plays for?
Me: The Diamondbacks
Lou: O.K, so Benny is the Reds and I am the Diving Backs.
Yes, they're pretty upset that Adam Dunn isn't on the Reds, but we also haven't been to too many games at GABP lately and they can see Dunn highlights on the internet, so it hasn't been too bad for them. Just a different uniform.
Speaking of which, when I was in Chicago Kevin entertained the boys with one of his favorite ways of settling them down: showing baseball highlights off of mlb.com. Ken Griffey, Jr. hit a homerun, tying Sammy Sosa, and here is video footage of Ben doing the White Sox's play-by-play guy's call: