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A long winter

It's February 1, and still six weeks before Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers report. And another five weeks after that before the first CDMSBL pitch is thrown. It makes me yearn for spring, and conjurs up two of my favorite baseball quotes:

"There are only two seasons: winter and baseball." -- Bill Veeck, Jr.

"People ask me what I do in the winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." -- Rogers Hornsby


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Oh Boy Tim, you did it now.
I can see Mike Hart sitting at his desk now typing away a story about how the Grays played the As in an exhibition game,and there was a snow storm and somehow a snowball fight broke out and the police were called (lol) Mike . Keep posting..
Thanks Timmy, especially of photo of baseball.
I cant wait to play!

-- Edited by Ralph Caputo on Saturday 3rd of February 2024 11:09:12 AM



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Actually, Ralph, that happened. Grays 22, A's 0.

Or maybe it was the other way around? The Grays had a habit of losing, so who knows?

We played from the last day of autumn, December 20, to the first day of snow.

We lost all our baseballs, so snowballs were used. They were meant to be friendly tosses.

And, Tim, if I remember my third grade science book right, this winter is as long as previous ones.

And it will be as long as the next one.

So why does it feel longer?

Your patience is shorter.

That same science book said it's a medical fact: geezers lose one percent of their patience a year starting with their first social security check.

But! Ornithologists recently discovered a new winged species, called the "bluebird of baseball."

If you keep an eye out for it, time is said to pass faster.

Or maybe you just think it does because you've got your eyes on the trees and not the clock.

Keep lookin', boys.


-- Edited by mikehart on Sunday 4th of February 2024 01:20:22 AM


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V Trophy 1.jpegTim, It's funny that you coupled quotes from these two legendary baseball men because they are forever linked in St. Louis Browns history. When young I looked upon Rogers Hornsby with such high regard as being almost a mythically talented/noble ballplayer - but it turns out he was a bit of a knob (and not the kind found on the end of a baseball bat). Now, whenever I come across references to Hornsby I always think of the event mentioned below:

"The most hated manager in baseball, Rogers Hornsby was so infamously cruel that he was even referenced by Tom Hanks during his famous "There's no crying in baseball!" rant in the film "A League of Their Own." So when team owner Bill Veeck answered his players' prayers and dismissed the surly Hall of Famer, he was gratefully presented with this trophy cup reading, "To Bill Veeck, For the greatest play since the Emancipation Proclamation, June 10, 1952, From the players of the St. Louis Browns.""V Trophy 2.jpeg

-- Edited by clarybird on Sunday 4th of February 2024 01:43:35 AM

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