“I see great things in baseball.”

This morning I slept in after all the hoopla of yesterday. My Pats won the Super Bowl last night. We feasted on appetizers and a chocolate cream pie. The game was a bit boring as the offense slept. The defense, though, was mighty. The parade is tomorrow.

When I got the papers, I was surprised at how warm it is. It feels like spring. Last night the air was hazy, but today the air is clear. A cloudy blue sky frames the bright sun. It is a day to be out and about enjoying the weather.

My father never saw the winning Pats. He would have been overjoyed. My mother would have planned a watch the game party. The food would have been plentiful and delicious. She sometimes watched but knew nothing about football. One time she cheered for the wrong team. We explained. She didn’t really care. She wasn’t into any sports.

The one team my whole family roots for is the Red Sox. My niece and nephews were indoctrinated at birth with their Red Sox onesies, and they have passed on their love of the Sox to their own children who wear Red Sox t-shirts and hats all summer. Spring training for pitchers and catchers begins February 12th. I’m now putting my Patriot’s paraphernalia away and am wearing a Red Sox sweatshirt. I can barely wait for baseball.

That’s about it for today. It is almost time to be out enjoying the weather while it lasts.

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8 Comments on ““I see great things in baseball.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    It would be a bit too much to call it spring like here but it is above 32F but snowing 🙂 🙂

    I guess my work friend will come to work happy tomorrow. It was actually the first thing I looked after in the news this morning 🙂

    Both American Football and Baseball are tiny sports over here but I really would have liked to follow baseball on tv even though it would be in the middle of the night here 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Definitely too much to call it spring when it is snowing and 32˚. That is most decidedly winter. Today we had a spring day in the high 40’s. In Boston it got to 50˚.

      He should be very happy even though it was a boring game. Even the halftime show was bad. The only good thing was that the Pats won.

      I watch baseball almost every night in the summer. I hope the Sox are as good as they were last year. They were fun to watch.

      Have a great day!

  2. hedley Says:

    I heard on the radio this morning that the Tigs are at Comerica, packing up the trucks and getting ready to head south to Lakeland.

    On a more amusing note, Al Avila summarily announced that Miguel Cabrera would be a “Tiger for Life” . Given that they have unloaded everyone, and I mean everyone, they are stuck with the oft injured aging Cabrera who makes an average of $30M a year through the age of 40. We are trapped with him until 2023.

    You might recall last summer my outrage (amongst my usual field of outrages) that Miggy was signing autographs at a Tiger sponsored event at Comerica for $250 to $300 a signature with a snappy $70 for a 5 word personalization

    So we will clunk along, be rubbish next summer and I will take the Prince to a game on freebies which will cost $200 in parking and food.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      It is time! The Sox equipment truck also left today for Florida. Usually that means a crowd, but there weren’t as many as usual.

      The Sox have pretty much the same line up they had last year. They lost Joe Kelly who was such an effective reliever. I was sorry to see him go but was glad for the salary he was offered.

      The Marlins once unloaded everyone and haven’t been the same since having been in the cellar last year.

      Amazing that at a Tiger sponsored event he was allowed to charge so much as opposed to just signing I thanks to the Tigers who are paying him far more than he is worth.

  3. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Here it hit 81 degrees and it feels exactly like spring. Tomorrow should be less warm like 70 degrees. The Rangers equipment left for Arizona last week in that cold weather.

    On opening day everyone is in first place with visions of the fall classic spinning in their heads. The Rangers will play their last season in The Ballpark in Arlington. Next year they will be playing in their new retractable roof stadium being built across the street. I might actually buy tickets when the roof is closed and the AC is running in the summer. Fenway Park is over 100 years old and the Rangers ballpark opened in 1994 and is being retired next year. Interestingly, both the Rangers and the Cowboys play in the only city without any public transportation and more revenu for parking. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,

      81˚ is the height of summer for me, probably August. Spring is the high 50’s, low 60’s. I’d hate 81˚ so early in the season.

      Fenway Park is easy to get to as the T station is right down the street. There is also parking, but it costs a king’s ransom as there isn’t all that much room for lots. If I go to the game, I park in a subway lot several stops away as it doesn’t cost a whole lot there.

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        As I said every other major league team plays in a city with public transportation. Both the Rangers and the Cowboys make money at $15 minimum to park. In the end sports is just another entertainment venue and an opportunity to separate you and your money. Taking a family of four to the ballgame these days can cost a couple of hundred dollars and you get to sit in the stratosphere. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I knew you mentioned the parks without public transportation. I just wanted you to know how easy it is to take the subway train to the Fenway
        which has no parking of its own. Gas stations park cars as to a couple of lots near Fenway. $15.00 isn’t all that much for a parking spot.

        It is true about the cost of going to a game. Even the bleachers are expensive. I’d love a green monster ticket or one at the tables up high over the park. I’d need a loan.


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