As I had said in a post in some thread a few days ago, a parent of a player on my sons High School Baseball team has arranged for the team to go to the Dodgers v Rockies game on May31st. They will be in a suite. This parent is the CEO of Mammoth Mountain and has some contacts with the Dodgers and has also arranged for the boys to have field access during batting practice. They will be leaving Mammoth in the morning on an MMSA 25 passenger van (ultra comfy, TVs etc) get to the stadium, have a meet and greet with "Team Officials" then get on the field for Batting Practice. I am not sure what kind of access they will have to the players and coaches, but I am sure if any player wanted to they could and would approach the boys to chat or sign autographs and take pictures and such. Then the team will go up to a suite to watch the game. After the game they will get back in the van and come straight back to Mammoth, probably arriving home around 3 AM.
So here is where the idiot vs. good dad question comes in, I was asked if I want to go and said hell yes I want to go until I was told it was on the 31st, which is my daughters 10th birthday. At the time I had no idea it included pre-game field access, I thought it was just a suite for the game. It took all I had to not accept anyway. When my wife found out she said I should go, then my daughter found out she asked if she could go. I contacted the HS coach and asked if the offer to go was still available and can both my daughter and I go, but I am not very hopeful, he said he had already offered the seat to someone else. I am still patiently waiting an answer back, but as I said I am not hopeful.
This would be a dream trip, chance of a lifetime for this 40+ year Dodger fan, but it is my daughter's 10th birthday and I could not imagine missing it for anything. So which is it Idiot or Good Dad?