The tears started during the 7th inning stretch, and by the 9th, I was praying for extra innings. It wasn’t the one game, it was the culmination of roughly 14 years of ball crashing to the field all at once, like a barreling collision at homeplate. I didn’t know it was possible to feel so much joy and happiness, and sadness at the same time.
Spring Training hits different. It’s a promise of a new season, and an escape from reality, for even just a few days.
Did you go to Spring Training this year but are agonizing over not having a ticket stub from the game? I get it, and I’m with you, which is why I made this ticket stub template!
The biggest thing that jumped out through all of this was just how empty the city was. It was almost as if we’re living in a post ‘Thanos snap’ world. Traveling in age of COVID.
Putting on that uniform and taking the field, win or lose, is pure Viagra wrapped in cowhide and stitched in red. Goddamn, I missed it. But would this year be 3rd times a charm, or 3 strikes and you’re out?
The are 3 primary things hurting baseball right now, and all 3 can be fixed and improve the game at the same time!