Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Time is Now

Depending upon what time you read this silliness this morning you may or may not have time to catch at least a few innings of the second game of the 2012 Major League Baseball season. While most of the big league clubs, including the Yankees, shall not commence hostilities for real until next week, today the Seattle Mariners are wrapping up a season-opening two-game series with the Oakland A's, which series is being played in Tokyo.

Other than Ichiro, Jesus Montero and King Felix Hernandez I cannot name a single member of the Mariners. Unless Hideki Matsui is still an Athletic, I cannot name even one member of the Oakland team. It matters not. What matters is that it is baseball. It is Opening Day.

It matters not either that the season's first games shall be contested in an enclosed stadium and played on a field covered by artificial turf. It matters simply that the games are being played. For as a wise man once observed, when it is Opening Day, "We're born again, there's new grass on the field"....

....and not a moment too soon either. Hooray.


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