PLAY BALL!! Pitchers and Catcher reported to spring training last week! On a side note. I wonder which position the wet-behind-the-ears kid takes, pitcher or catcher? Or maybe he just blocks punts! Back to the game of baseball! By far the greatest sport ever created!! I think there was someone or something supernatural inspiring the creator of this game. Our National Pastime! What in the world does that mean?! I just love this game! From the smell of leather glove, the crack of the bat (I'm old school so that would be a wooden bat), the smell of the dirt and grass! I love walking through the tunnel in the stadium with all the concrete and steel around you. Everything is gray in color then you come to the end of the tunnel and WHAMO! Beautiful green and brown colors! How green the grass looks in the lights at a night game! I get a thrill everytime I see that. Have you ever thought about this game. The length between bases? How that if 1st base was 1 foot closer to home plate a batter could out run a routine ground ball? If the base was 1 foot farther away, the batter would probably not beable to beat out any ground balls. The distance from 1st to 2nd is 90 ft. If it was any closer, catchers wouldn't throw out near as many runners! It would be to easy for the runner. If they were a foot longer, there wouldn't be any chance of stealing a base! Isn't this game grand!!
Man, I love this game, and it really steams me that some players took it upon themselves to "bulk" up with steroids. And I even fell for the old "No, it's the creatine and steaks I eat that help me bulk up". Pluuuueeeease!! Give me a break!! When 2nd baseman and shortstops start looking like linebackers and hitting home runs with the greatest of ease!! Something is wrong. I guess I am what they call a baseball purists! Pete Rose, the sleaze that he is. never hurt this game like these so called super stars have! And what is with Barry Bonds!! Why does he get a free pass! He doesn't get called to Washington to go through the senate hearings!! What does he have something on the senators!! Get rid of the DH too! Make the pitchers hit! Just as the National league! It gives a total different feel to the game! Anyways, The best sport in the world is about to begin!! PLAY BALL!!!