"Here's to the little kid in all of us"
I’m enjoying a visit with my family this week so I’m taking the Thanksgiving holiday a little early. Here’s a poem that can easily be construed as one of thanksgiving when looking back over the years and realizing how important baseball has been in my life.
Dreams and Things
- If you had told me way back then
- That baseball diamonds filled with men
- Would somehow make my life a den
- Of hopes and dreams and acumen
- I doubt I would have listened.
- That memories from way back then
- of Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays,
- Of Whitey Ford and double plays
- Would somehow make my older days
- Much better than my childhood Continue reading
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From The Baseball Docent: I love hearing why people love baseball. We all love the sport for different reasons; however, a common theme among many who love the game is that the sport some how connects them to their families in some way; usually their dad. Here’s one of those stories:
Note: This is a reprint from a recent post I wrote that appeared in The Baseball Docent Blog. I wanted to share it with you today, since it’s Thanksgiving Day, and it just seems appropriate. GFBB
October 7, 2010. “I think baseball’s a family thing. When I was growing up my parents were baseball fanatics and to be honest, I never understood it. Oh sure, I liked baseball when I was a kid; I collected cards, idolized Mickey Mantle… the usual stuff. Continue reading