I’m totally new to this whole blogging thing, so we’ll see how it goes. I thought it might be a good way to get me actually thinking more instead of just doing. Right now, I’m thinking about baseball. I’ve been a baseball fan for as long as I can remember. Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area, my team has been the Oakland A’s, with the San Francisco Giants a distant second. With neither of them in the post season this year, I’m rooting for my sister’s state’s team, the Colorado Rockies. They tied up their series with a win today. I’m the baseball-aholic in my family. David tolerates it, at best, but he can’t pry me away most of the time.
I love the drama. Like now: Cardinals and Dodgers, two out, bottom of the 9th, tying run on second base, winning run at the plate. Crowd roaring. Two strikes. Who’s going to win this battle? It’s exciting. But you have to be patient to enjoy it. I loved it when the boys were playing Little League, though the game was adulterated by too-intense coaches and parents. I mourned when they quit, but I couldn’t let them see it. So now I pay a premium on Directv for MLB Season Ticket so I can watch as many A’s games as possible, much to David’s dismay.
The one thing I have a hard time with is losing my favorite players, especially to the Yankees. It’s just not right to see Nick Swisher in pinstripes. They trade away players who are going to demand high salaries for untested but highly touted youths. Seems to work for them, but then we grow to love them, and then they leave. It’s hard on the old heart. Sigh.
Well, now you know something about me. Hopefully you, and I, will learn more in the days to come. I want to learn how to make this post more attractive too. We’ll see what happens. Thanks for visiting.