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day roster, this family is gearing up for the hockey playoffs and hoping that this will be the year for the Lightning!

Parent to Parent With March Madness about to wrap up and only about three names we recognize on the Rays’ opening

Well, most of us are at least. My oldest is pretty die-hard in his anti-sports stance. So he doesn’t really care about the Lightning (or March Madness, or the Rays) — the only thing that makes him happy about a Lightning win is 50% off Papa John’s the next day. And while 10-year-old Haylee does also enjoy Papa John’s, she insists that just like her two uncles, when it comes to hockey, she will only cheer for the Red Wings (the rest of us are Red Wings fans too, but Lightning fans first). So I guess she’ll be sitting out the playoffs this year. But the rest of us, including the two middle kids are hopeful that the Lightning can stay healthy enough to bring another Stanley Cup to Tampa Bay. No matter what happens, and even though they’ve slipped a little in the second half, it really has been a fun season—a great goaltender, great shooting and scoring all make the games fun to watch. Not to mention that winning is more fun than losing. My girls have both been to a couple of games—Hanna is convinced that she is a good luck charm for the Lightning, since they’ve won every game she’s been

to. And Haylee is afraid that she might be bad luck for the Red Wings, since the Lightning have beaten the Red Wings at both games she’s attended this year. I do think statistics may just have a little more to do with those results than luck though! Hopefully we’ll be watching the Lightning play well into June. And yes, as the baseball season goes on, we’ll always be pulling for the Rays too, and maybe we’ll eventually even be able to keep all of the new players’ names straight! Until next time,

Jennifer

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