“The one constant throughout the years, Ray, has always been baseball.” (Field of Dreams)
Football junkies be aware. I know there are many of you now who are suffering from a serious case of post – Super Bowl depression. No more NFL excitement until July and the groundhog predicts a prolonged winter .On this dreary Sunday, we frantically search in vain for the any kind of gridiron action .Sadly, there is no escape from the thought that the American football experience lies dormant in our mind.
While this void in our life persists now, let us nostalgically turn to the game of our youth. Remember the crack of the bat as it resonated on a glistening veil of green grass. Swallow the caramel taste of Crackerjacks as it teased your tongue while you eagerly searched within the box for a hidden surprise. Your senses have now reawakened to the anticipation of a new, baseball summer.
It seems that baseball continues as America’s pastime for a sound reason. Let us be confident that the “grand old game” will always be there for us. Our baseball cards will continue to gather dust in the closet but we will oddly refuse to part with them .New stars in baseball will ceremoniously arrive, but the game’s heroes of our childhood will never be forgotten. Opening Day is surely on the horizon again as our fantasy of youth lives on. Play Ball and smile.