Last year, my son's favorite baseball player -- San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey -- was injured in a horrific home plate collision and missed more than half the season.
This year, Posey is trying to make a comeback, so Ian wrote a letter to encourage him. There's nothing more heartfelt than an earnest letter from a second grader, so here you go:
The text reads:
Dear Buster Posey,
I hope your leg is better.
Besides, how is your wife(?)
On April 15th, I'm going to come in at 9:30 a.m.
P.S. Hope you play well.
(Ian is noting that we will be visiting the ballpark, with other members of South San Francisco Youth Baseball, for a 9:30 meet and greet with some yet-to-be-determined Giants before that day's game with the Pirates.)
I love the kid's idea of small talk! "Besides, how is your wife?" Priceless.