The Romance of Baseball

*Romance defined:  ……..  emotional appeal of what is heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized.

“There’s a great article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel today written by one of our favorite sportswriters, Mark Purdy, in which Mark boldly claims that baseball is not romantic. “Cram the Romance” he says.” 

No ~ Not that Kind of Romance!

No ~ Not that Kind of Romance!

Last night I posted from Youtube my very favorite baseball video that included the lyrics.  It started out as a great song written by John Fogerty entitled “Centerfield” and evolved into a video that’s been viewed over one million times.   I challenge anyone to view this great ditty, full screen, with volume up, and not relate it to the definition of romance as defined above.   

Okay, maybe it’s because it’s opening day and the A’s and Mariners are playing right now, as we speak, followed by the Giants and Dodgers at 1:00PM on the telly and not one darn thing will get done at my house today.  At least not in the way of Monday morning chores, that type of thing.  As far as romance and my hubby are concerned, it sometimes revolves around baseball.  (See you in October sweetie!)♥

Take a look at the Mark Purdy article, “Giants, A’s Could Do it Again”, and see what you think.  Great article Mark ~  just happen to disagree with some of it. 

*www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/romantic

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