My parents got to attend Thursday's playoff opener in Baltimore.
I even caught a glimpse of them on TV, behind the Orioles dugout.
They had those seats since the stadium opened in 1992, including 14 straight losing seasons through 2011.
Years when they struggled to find people to use all the tickets they had.
Years when the seats were good and the outcomes weren't.
Years of being surrounded by Red Sox or Yankee fans, who took away the homefield advantage.
This year has been fun.
And promises more fun the rest of October.