Thursday, November 5, 2009

And with the final pitch...Winter is here

Last night The New York Yankees won their 27th World Series Championship against the defending World Champions Philadelphia Phillies. As a Yankees fan I am happy at their achievement. As a baseball fan, I am saddened by their victory. The sadness is due to the realization that with the end of baseball season, The Boys of Summer have departed and winter is upon us.

No longer shall we see the gleaming white bases offsetting the coarse brown of the dirt paths separating the green blades of infield and outfield grass. The familiar sounds of the cracks of the bats and the pop of the ball smacking the leather of the glove have been replaced by the howling of the lonely winter winds. The days will seem shorter, the sun will seem dimmer and the weather will feel colder.

I await with anticipation for the day that pitchers and catchers report to Spring training. Until they return in February. Until the day that the Boys of Summer return bringing the Spring and Summer with them. Until then...