Day: September 8, 2008

Monday Night Thoughts – About Baseball

It breaks your heart.  It is designed to break your heart.  The game begins in the 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.  You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.  – “The Green Fields of the Mind” by A. Bartlett Giamatti While channel surfing past the opening telecast of Monday Night Football, my thoughts naturally turn to the widing down of the baseball season.  This year I picked up a new book by Garrett Park, Maryland author Paul Dickson entitled Baseball’s Greatest Quotations .  Here are some samples to whet the appetite: Choo-Choo Coleman would…give you the sign and then look down to see what it was. – Roger Craig quoted in “Bad Beyond Belief” …