Hello everyone, and Happy Memorial Day. I hope you get the day off, and that you get to spend it with loved ones.
Memorial Day means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For me it means baseball.
I mean this as no disrespect to those who have deeper connotations with the day than that. But for a baseball-loving kid who grew up in a family that didn’t have much military presence — I only have one close family member that served, and thankfully he survived the war — Memorial Day is synonymous with baseball.
There’s no school, but there’s baseball on day long. Good baseball games. Day baseball games. Televised baseball games.
It’s the perfect time of day for baseball. Long nights. Warm, but not overbearingly hot weather. Early enough in the season that almost every franchise has hope.
So I find myself missing baseball a little bit extra this weekend. It’s been just about two months now since the season was set to begin.
I miss it.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?