Aaron grew up loving and playing sports. Everyone in my family has memories of Aaron running through the hallway playing football or baseball with just himself. My mother's refridgerator is covered in Aaron's Little League photos. My mom can tell you stories like the time when Aaron turned a triple play in Little League, or when he stopped being a Rockies fan after his favorite player Andrés Galarraga was traded to the Braves or him begging her to sign him up for hockey even though he barely knew how to skate. Whether it was baseball or football or soccer or hockey, Aaron was crazy about sports.
Before he passed, Aaron had applied to be a batboy with the Albuquerque Isotopes. It would have been a perfect summer job for a boy who would spent his summers outside playing baseball, with or without anyone else.
After Aaron unexpectedly passed, my mom received a voicemail from the Isotopes with a job offer for Aaron to be a ballboy.
To celebrate what would have been Aaron's 29th birthday, we'll be out at Isotopes Park, cheering on the Isotopes and rembering our favorite baseball player.
I will always love you, Aaron.
Bound for glory.
Leia makes the same face I make when at the doctor's.