September 29, 2003

*It's a Heartache

I remember going to my first game at Wrigley Field when I was in third grade, and I was quite impressed by the guy playing second base. He was a total hottie, although the slang at that time may have been "babe." Actually, I was a rather sheltered child, so I doubt there was any term in my vocabulary to describe the hunka hunka Cubbie love before me.

This was my first crush on a man. Two words and I know a lot of you ladies will know what I'm talking about:
1. Ryne
2. Sandberg


Throughout the years, my crush on Ryno did not abate. Even as he got older and slower, my interest did not wane. He retired, I was depressed. He was separated from his wife, I perked up a little.

Sure, my eye was caught by younger players...Mike Piazza anyone?...but Ryne always held a special place in my heart. He was at the games Saturday (when the Cubs clinched the division, of course)...and finally I had to admit it.

Ryne is looking old.

Plus his wife was with him. Hmph.

Now it's your turn...tell the class about your first crush.

Posted by Jennifer at September 29, 2003 07:59 AM


God help here, but my first crush was MArie Osmond. Must have been the teeth that did it for me.

Posted by: Pete at September 29, 2003 08:54 AM

Okay, at the risk of showing my age, I will admit it: David Cassidy. I first saw him on an episode of The FBI, and then a few other tv shows, and when The Partridge Family came on I never missed a show. My sister Meg got to see him in concert not too long ago, and she says he's still as hot as ever....

Posted by: Susie at September 29, 2003 01:36 PM

My first crush was in nursury school. Her name was Donna and she had long dark hair and strange pock-mark on her cheek that looked like a tic-tac-toe grid. ( # )
Oh, famous people...Gotcha!!
That girl (I forget her name) from the Magic Garden. The one with brown hair. The one that didn't play the guitar. The one with the Eyes.
Marie Osmond was cute, too, before she cut her hair.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at September 29, 2003 06:44 PM

Geesh... I thought I might be the only soul that remembered The Magic Garden... Nobody else I know except my sister seems to recall it... Someplac eI even have the LP with a bunch of the songs from that show... I digress however... (there's a shock)
First crush... Heather Thomas...

Posted by: Tim at September 29, 2003 07:24 PM

Yeah, look, I'm gonna have to correct a few guys here.

I know you *think* you had crushes on these women...but I know full well who became The Crush for every one of us way back when.

Princess Leia.

And you all know it.

Oh, and I had a thing for Jo, too......Nancy McKeon, in The Facts of Life.

Posted by: Jon Henke at September 29, 2003 07:48 PM

Nope, never much cared for Princess Leia, but I definately had a thang for Jo! And, later, that girl that played Mallory on Family Ties.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at September 30, 2003 01:09 AM

I too never went nuts over Leia... Jo, yea...

Posted by: Tim at September 30, 2003 06:04 AM