Sunday, April 4, 2010
Hope Springs Eternal
Yes, hope does SPRING eternal today! It's Opening Day for the Major League Baseball season. Always in April I think back... Sparky Lyle, Jerry Adair, Ken Harrelson, Dave Morehead, Mike Andrews, Dennis Bennett, Reggie Smith, Jose Santiago, George Scott, Gary Bell, Jose Tartabull, Galen Cisco, Dalton Jones, John Wyatt, Norm Siebern, Tony Conigliaro, and of course Carl Yastrzemski were just a few of the cast of characters in the summer of '67. It was the the summer of the 'Impossible Dream' team of the Boston Red Sox. Memorable to me, because it was the first time that I ever got to witness them in a World Series. I do remember that from August on I perused the box score daily for any true signs that this would be the year that they might just go all the way. Although eventually they lost 4 games to 3 to the Cardinals, it was a benchmark time in my life. A summer I will never forget! Tonight, the SOX and their arch rivals FOREVER the yankees begin it all over again... the quest of the 'holy grail' of summer. Just one thing left to say--- Play Ball!