“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” ~ Rogers Hornsby (legendary 2nd baseman from 1915-1937)
A sunny Sunday, 64 degrees, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Is this winter … and baseball?
Because, while major leaguers use February and March to oil up their joints, warm up their bones, and, apparently, shave for the first time since October, college boys are already grinding.
I was tired of the Olympics anyway. (Oh, wait, what? It’s already over? Goodbye, sweet curling, my friend. You are always a sport to me.)
And, hope springs eternal … even when spring is still a month away.
The University of Virginia Cavaliers win 6-2 over East Carolina
February 23, 2013, Davenport Field, Charlottesville, Virginia
Matt Thaiss, Freshman. (This ball went foul, but we named Thaiss our Player of the Game, after he went 3 for 4, reached base all four times, 2 runs, 1 RBI. Did I mention he is a freshman? I was a freshman once.)