The First No-Hitter in Two Years:
Yeah, I know, this isn't a sports blog. So I won't be talking about the no-hitter in and of itself. Just the effects it had on me.
Last night, Anibal Sanchez of the Florida Marlins pitched the first no-hitter in more than two years. What does this have to do with Wanda, you ask? Simple. Baseball was an essential part of the life I shared with Pablo. We bonded over the games we watched, and we taught each other different aspects of the game he introduced to me. A game I eventually came to love.
The last no-hitter thrown in baseball was back in May 2004. When Pablo was still with us... I can't help but think back to happier days. Back then, I was days away from graduating from law school, two months away from getting pregnant, three months from our first wedding anniversary...
The reason it's hard for me is it just reinforces the fact that I am on my own from here on out. Obviously, where I miss him most is in my bed. Okay, kidding. It's in all the little things Sammy does, that I wish I could share with him. But on a lesser scale, I also wish I could share this amazing Mets season. They're on the verge of the playoffs for the first time since 2000, and they're favorites to go to the World Series in the NL, but it will mean just a little bit less not to have my favorite baseball fan to share it with.