Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Opening Day!

I see great things in baseball.  It's our game - the American game.  It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism.  Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set.  Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.  ~Walt Whitman

This year March consists of 2 Highest of  Holy's ...St. Pat's and Opening Day.
Put me in coach:
John Fogerty - Centerfield

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.  I'll tell you what I do.  I stare out the window and wait for spring.  ~Rogers Hornsby

It sure as hell doesn't feel like spring out there, but hopefully the Yanks will start on time vs.the Tigers and we can get CC vs. Verlander to start the best season in the world off right.  My Mets kick it off tomorrow, so I will be double dipping for the opener this year, and I can't tell if I like the split yet...will know more by Monday.

What is both surprising and delightful is that spectators are allowed, and even expected, to join in the vocal part of the game.... There is no reason why the field should not try to put the batsman off his stroke at the critical moment by neatly timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability.  
~George Bernard Shaw

So enjoy the event and a special shout out to the Rockem Sockem boys who I will be celebrating with...Ten years fellas...ain't that something?

With those who don't give a damn about baseball, I can only sympathize.  I do not resent them.  I am even willing to concede that many of them are physically clean, good to their mothers and in favor of world peace.  But while the game is on, I can't think of anything to say to them.  ~Art Hill

It breaks your heart.  It is designed to break your heart.  The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.  ~A. Bartlett Giamatti

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