The Baseball Desert

Thursday, January 13, 2005


A little bit of nostalgia - particularly in the middle of winter - is always good for the soul. Beyond Boxscores ("Uninformed opinions, mindless comments, ridiculous assertions. Yes, it's another sports blog.") has a good post on the memories evoked by catching an old edition of This Week in Baseball.
The show brought back to me the sights, sounds, emotions and, yes, even the smells of an era long gone. I had thoughts of our games in a school yard. Clear summer days, diving catches and no one allowed to hit to rightfield.
I didn't have that growing up - it was more like endless games of one of baseball's venerable ancestors - but Brian's thoughts did get me longing for the advent of spring. Only 35 days to "pitchers & catchers"...