The crowd at the Petes home opener last Thursday was the largest since the team started keeping track in the early 1990s: 3574 for the big night. People will tell you that the more people in the room, the louder the music and, well everything seems louder. When you’ve got 3500 boisterous fans erupting when the home team pots an important goal, it can be deafening.
During the Super Bowl back in February a friend of the TODAY show, Dylan Dryer, showed off the latest edition to her family – including the spiffy ear protectors to shield her child’s sensitive hearing.
On Thursday, a young family sitting in Section 3 below the PA booth at the PMC near the Zamboni entrance brought their baby, who was wearing noise-cancelling ear protectors. This way the tot could have fun with Mom and Dad, bond, and enjoy the sights (if not the sounds) of the game that unfiltered could scare the little fella half to death and assault his new, little ears.
Why don’t more parents do this? By all means, take your tot to the games – but is it not important to take precautions where virgin hearing is involved? I’ve seen parents with newborns at a playoff hockey, or lacrosse game without any ear protection, trying to sleep in all that din.
Kudos to the parents on Thursday night for thinking things through…