13 Feb 2011
Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
The great poet, George Harrison, wrote those lines with some help from Eric Clapton, to celebrate the return of baseball from its annual hibernation. Ok, maybe that wasn’t the inspiration, but doesn’t it seem fitting? From Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer” to John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” the renewal of the baseball season has always been a reason to celebrate.
And so the winter of our discontent ends. Tomorrow we will have stories about pitchers and catchers and within two weeks boxscores will resurface in our morning paper. The glorious summer cannot be far behind.