… Without baseball.
I kid you not, either.
Winter is kind of here, finally, and the cold weather makes me start daydreaming of baseball. Of the ball snapping a glove. The sound of the bat and ball. The smell and look of a freshly cut outfield.
What would life be like without baseball?
No going to a game on a summer night as the lights can be seen for miles. Kids munching on popcorn and watching the game. A hot dog and a cold beer as you look over the program, or fill out a scorecard.
Baseball is Americana.
I’m old-school when it comes to baseball, too. I go to games armed with my scorebook and pencils. I eat a hot dog (or two), and occasionally have a beer. More often than not, it’ll be a soda in a souvenir cup, when available.
Yes, I will “test” some of the unique food choices at stadiums, but for the most part – it’s a hot dog for dinner.
I stand and sing “Take me out to the ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch. I stay until the end of the game, even in blowouts. It’s very rare for me to leave a game early.
Simply put, I love the game.
So what would life be like without it?
It would suck, that’s for sure.
Baseball is something I truly look forward to each year. No matter if it’s the lowest of minor leagues or the major leagues, I enjoy myself. It’s something that I can do by myself or with others. I’ve done both in recent years.
The road trips I’ve taken for games will be memories for years to come. I’ve had the chance to see many different players on their way up through the ranks. It’s a very big part of my life.
Life wouldn’t be the same without it, that’s for sure.
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