I am a 63-old father of three and grandfather of two. I have been happily married to the same great woman for nearly 37 years.
Until the summer of '06, we lived in and near Chicago. Currently residing in a small town about an hour north of Tampa, FL, I miss the following --
My immediate family -- being able to sit in the bleachers on a semi-regular basis -- a good Chicago-style pizza --
I wish I still had --
The autographed Pittsburgh Pirates team baseball that my Dad gave me when I was a teenager. Roberto Clemente was one of the signees.
The autographed Rogers Hornsby baseball that my grandmother got for me when I was 6 years old. Hornsby resided in a hotel in Chicago at the time and my grandmother was a maid.
The official World Series program from the game between the Cubs and the Yankees when the Babe called the "shot." My Dad scored the game -- I can still remember looking through that program and seeing all of the cameo pictures of the great players of that time -- Ruth, Gehrig, Lazerri, Hartnett, Cuyler, Stephenson, Root, and lots more. The program was lost in a basement flood.
The ticket stub from that game -- I sold it for my Dad in the '80s because he needed the money.
I truly believe that it will be a commerative 100 year anniversary World Series this year -- the Cubs and the Tigers.