Monday, September 29, 2008

So Long, We Hardly Knew Ye

Baseball has ended yet again. Which means much of what is now alive will die soon. Then comes the cold and gray of winter. It happens. A lot has happened since last February. Just think what the world was like back then and how far we've come.

Funny thing is, I missed the end. I watched quite a bit of first half football yesterday afternoon, jumping back and forth between Packers-Buccaneers and Chiefs-Broncos. Needless to say, I fell asleep. But when I woke up and clicked over to baseball, the game was already over. My heart sunk. Baseball was over. And I missed it.

A lot will happen before I see another game, and as more and more seasons pass, I begin to qualify that with if I ever see another game. None of us are getting any younger, and you never know when your time is up.

You think about such things when baseball season ends.

"And so long for just a while." - Jack Buck.


  1. Amen! The first broadcast game of spring training cannot come soon enough. Each year I make that day a no-classes day in our home school.

  2. MarieN!

    I remember you posting that. What an exciting day to look forward to as we all start to freeze.

  3. "Pitchers and catchers report" is such a magical line. Our last few games of the season all we had to cheer about was being a thorn in the side of the White Sox. :)

    Kind of a bummer to think we did so poorly when we probably have the 2008 AL Cy Young winner on our team. At least we can enjoy the playoffs vicariously through CC. He's still very popular in Cleveland. That may change if he starts wearing pinstripes next year though.

  4. Barb!

    It's only 4 1/2 months more months!

    You all could have won that division if you hadn't traded him. Any chance you'll get him back?

  5. I don't think there's any chance we'll get him back. The Red Sox and Yankees can pay far more than we could, and then there's the rumor that CC wants to go back home to the West Coast, which could have him playing for Oakland or the Dodgers or Angels or even the Padres. There's also the rumor that CC wants to stay in the NL so he can bat. He's a great hitter, for a pitcher, and enjoys hitting.

    That's probably why we traded him when we did, to get some quality players for him. Better than a draft pick or whatever we'd get when he signs with someone else at the end of his season.

  6. Barb!

    CC doesn't seem like an east coast guy, but money talks.

    This year was a fluke. 2009 should be a good year, a return to 2007 form, for your team.