Ernie Banks holding a copy of the Work of Art in its early stages at a charity event to benefit Team Israel’s quest to earn entry into the World Baseball Classic.The Work of Art was auctioned off earning thousands for the cause.Instead of looking at yellowed grass underneath grey chunks of snow that just won't go away, Grapefruit and Cactus League play allows fans to see lush green fields while letting sunlight warm the arms and legs exposed by T-shirts and shorts.The point is, spring training offers baseball fans a vacation. In Arizona, the spring training complexes have names like Surprise Stadium, Camelback Ranch and Salt River Fields.Back to choosing the timing of a pregnancy test wisely, four weeks went by and it was finally time to go to the doctor to confirm that this stick wasn’t a liar.I was living in a little bit of shock with a side of disbelief in the meantime.Every player, executive, sportscaster, or entertainer depicted in the Work of Art was allowed to designate a charity of their choice to receive funds from this project.
*We are always accepting new charity opportunities, to inquire about how email us at [email protected] met people on first and second dates; a pair that’s “more than friends” but pointedly “not in a relationship”; couples in their first year or two of dating; and married folks carousing with their single friends. “We’ve been fine — no awkward silences,” Rebecca, a 26-year-old Nats fan in a Zimmerman jersey, says of her second date with Patrick.The Nats lost, but my conversations with couples and singles highlighted at least nine reasons a baseball games can be a great date spot. It’s the first inning, and they haven’t yet been to their seats over right field.Let me pre-curse this post with a very important life tip: never take a pregnancy test on a Friday night with a house full of family when you aren’t trying to get pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant, not only did I go through a stage of denial and then panic, I quickly realized that if this test wasn’t lying to me, I would be having a baby during baseball season. While we didn’t plan on having a baby just yet, we planned on one day planning it so that our first child would be born in the off-season for all sorts of (hopefully) obvious reasons.While this statement may not mean much to you, I was immediately horrified as I imagined a lonely pregnancy in Cincinnati without family, friends or a husband half of the time, growing a human during the most stressful months of the year, Mat possibly missing the birth of our first child. I somehow managed to forget that we live life on the no-plan plan and here it was- another curve ball that I wasn’t ready for (excuse the corny baseball pun, I had to do it). With the calendar turning to February, you can feel the excitement among baseball fans. Close your eyes and you can feel the warmth of the sun, smell the scent of sunscreen in the heat.