Baseball is in the air!!
Posted on: February 28, 2008 12:33 pm
Today, my favorite baseball team, the Milwaukee Brewers, gets the Spring Training portion of their schedule underway. It is the time of year in which the snow begins to melt away, you have a day here and a day there where shorts are able to be worn, you may be inclined to drive with the window down from time to time, and gosh darnit I have been craving Ice Cream. Baseball conjures up images of summer, of good time and of a time when life was simpler. I have had my share of fights with my father, yet one thing we could always talk about was baseball and the Brewers. I remember many evenings growing up sitting outside grilling with him listening to Ueck (Brewer play by play guy Bob Uecker) on the radio. I think baseball, moreso than other sports is generational. I think one of the things you talk about with your parents, grandparents etc is about players who have played before. I have heard my father talk about Hank Aaron, who was his childhood hero. I remember hearing him talk about times he saw Willie Mays, Ernie Banks and a host of others show up to old County Stadium to watch them play the Milwaukee Braves and players later to watch the Brewers at that same place. In 32 days when the Brewers and Cubs open up here in Chicago at Wrigley Field you can be sure I will be taking notes of some of my favorites such as Prince Fielder, Rickie Weeks, Ben Sheets and other to tell my future children about.