Dear Mr. Garver,
My 7-year-old son Silas gets a penny per weed he picks in his mom’s garden.
One morning last week, before the fog had even lifted, I saw him from our kitchen window on his hands and knees, working with the focus of a labrador digging up a bone. What could possibly be motivating him? What inspired the swift pulling of exactly 400 weeds, I’d come to learn, on an early Wednesday morning?
A Mitch Garver 2019 Topps baseball card he’d discovered on eBay for $0.99 ($2.99 s&h).
Thank you for inspiring him. He watches all your games and imitates your catcher idiosyncrasies. Whenever I tell people that you’re his favorite catcher, he corrects me.
“No, player, dad. He’s my favorite player.”
All our love,