3 days ago
Monday, April 11, 2016
There are all kinds of seasons. Some bring us dread like hurricane or tornado season while others bring us joy like Spring. Spring for me is more than rebirth of Nature, gardening and warmer days. It is the start of baseball season. Ahhh.
The boys of summer make my year and the Marlins are my boys. Luckily, I can watch a game and not be totally bummed if we lose. I say luckily for we have have had some rough years.
So far this year we have only won one game out of 3. As long as they scrap, play hard and no one gets hurt, I am content. Besides, there are still 159 games to be played. Yes it is a long season.
Centerfield by John Fogerty is one of my all time favorite songs. I listen, smile and yes, I feel certain in my 20 year old mind that I could play center field. "Put me in coach."
When I was a kid, my Mom and I use to spend a lot of summer days glued to the radio hanging on the announcers words. It was a real mother/daughter bonding time. Our team was the Cleveland Indians and in 1948 they won the world series. There were no more devoted fans. I can tell you today who made up that team. I miss you Mom.
My Marlins have won two world series since I have started following them when they were born in 1993. One year it was against my former love the Indians. That year I was OK with who ever won. The last time we won was in 2003 against the Yankees so it has been a dry spell for the post season. But as I said before, winning is not my main concern.
One rather wonderful thing has happened in the sport. I wrote a post in 2010 about the propensity of baseball players to turn off a lot of female fans with their chewing, spitting and crotch grabbing. Now I am sure my little post didn't make a change but honestly, everything I complained about has mostly stopped. Amen.
Now till October, for me life is good. Do you have a sport, activity or maybe a TV show that makes you ridiculously happy when that season starts?
at 5:29 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti