Rockies’ GM O’Dowd cherishes quality time
MLB.com: What are the Christmas traditions in the O’Dowd household?
O’Dowd: We go to church on Christmas Eve, and we wake up very early on Christmas morning and it seems like we spend the rest of the day opening presents, I’m embarrassed to say.
It’s a great time for family. It’s really the most enjoyable time of the year within our baseball cycle, because it’s the one time of the year you can really, truly spend quality time with your family.
I’ve made a habit now of trying to get away on a family vacation during that period of time, too, because it’s the one time that allows you to do that without feeling like you’re letting a lot of other people down in the process. We are going to go away. I’m not going to tell you where. But we’re going to go to some place warm.
MLB.com: Finally, what is Dan O’Dowd’s Christmas wish?
O’Dowd: My Christmas wish is that everybody’s dreams come true. I believe that dreams are really an essential part of life. I think they’re God-given. I think they’re created down deep within you. I hope everybody’s dreams true, people that do believe.
And I pray for that for my kids every day. It’s the greatest feeling in the world — in this world, anyway.