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Boys of Winter?

by John Wroblewski

Apr 7, 2020

My friends and I planned to go to Atlanta to see the Braves in May for our 20th annual “Boys of Summer” baseball trip. Because of the season postponement and uncertainty, we are looking at other options.

We all agree that baseball is really just the backdrop for longtime friends to get together. In our previous 19 trips, we have watched baseball in 24 different cities. We have also seen many other attractions and landmarks along the way.

With baseball postponed indefinitely, we are already looking at other options. Even when baseball resumes, we are assuming our schedules will be too busy to get everyone together for a trip that quickly.

The NFL’s Raiders moved to Las Vegas. Perhaps we do a Boys of the Gridiron trip to the city that never sleeps. Another option is crossing the northern border to watch a Toronto Maple Leafs game for a Boys of Winter trip. Several years ago, we did a hockey trip as an extra excursion.College football opens a lot of options, too.

Sports doesn’t necessarily have to be involved, either. Natural wonders like the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone Park could provide fun activities and give us time to catch up with each other. We might end up staying closer to home and renting a cabin at Starved Rock State Park for a weekend of poker and shenanigans.

Things everywhere are in a holding pattern, but normalcy will return. When it does, my friends and I will review our options and quickly decide on a trip .We’ll have a lot to celebrate, in addition to our friendships.

— John Wroblewski, online writer

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