Regular season baseball begins three weeks from today!
Happy first day of March! Also, only 28 days remain until Opening Day!
MLB Spring Training means that the first day of spring and Opening Day are both just around the corner! Here’s another great piece from Michael Ceraolo, published by Stanzaic Stylings, in anticipation of another season of baseball.
From you I have been absent in the spring,
Til Opening Day, dressed in all its trim,
Hath put the spirit of youth in everything.
But my love for you is hardly a whim:
I have missed the ballpark’s array of smells
And both teams’ uniforms’ array of hues;
I have missed the stories that my love tells,
A dazzling selection from which to choose;
I have missed the wonder of the ball’s white.
I have missed the wonder of the field’s green.
I wonder if the new will be a fright.
I wonder of those who will make the scene.
It seems winter still with the game away,
Until the team comes home ready to play.
Only 32 days until Opening Day!
Baseball is in the air. Spring Training is underway. Regular season begins in 40 days!
On April 11th of the 1907 season, the Giants had their home opener against the Phillies. The game took place following a major snowstorm, and the New York grounds crew had been forced to shovel large amounts of snow to the outer edges of the field. When the Giants fell behind in the game, restless fans started hurling snowballs at one another. In spite of numerous warnings from Bill Klem, the home plate umpire, the snowball fights continued. A frustrated Klem finally called the game in the top of the ninth, and the Giants were forced to forfeit the game to the Phillies.
It’s a good thing the Royals aren’t opening in KC today — they’d have to play on an ark, with all the rain we’ve been getting. In spite of being soaked to the bone, I can’t help but be excited for baseball!