“You don’t know how to slow it down. It just goes by so fast.” ~ Duane Kuiper, SF Giants broadcaster (and former second baseman) on baseball careers
Even if your team will go to the post-season next week, there’s something kind of sad about Game 162, the last game of the regular season.
Six months. Done.
It went so fast.
Sure, 10 teams still play next week.
But, with 20 teams gone, the box scores thin out day by day, until there’s just one. Then, none.
Not to jump ahead to 2015, when there’s a World Series in Baltimore still to play for …
Oh, let’s jump ahead to 2015 …
Today’s University of Virginia vs. Towson “Fall Ball” game counts toward their 2015 NCAA season.
So, even though Game 162 is a little sad. Somewhere else, it’s just Game 1.
University of Virginia vs. Towson
The Veteran …
Junior Nathan Kirby, Pitcher
The Freshman …
Ernie Clement, Second Base
The Sophomore …
Matt Thaiss, First Base
The Rookie …
Justin Novak, Shortstop
The fans …
Photos: University of Virginia, Davenport Field. Charlottesville, Virginia. September 28, 2014. © The Baseball Bloggess
Ask the Nats if game 162 was melodramatic. No hitter saving sprawling catch put a cap stone with an ~ on the season.
Every game has its excitement … Game 1, Game 2 … Game 162. But, a no-hitter is a special thing, indeed! And, the Orioles had a sweet shut-out to end their regular season. Maybe we’ll see you in October, Nats! :)
It was an odd day. 162 in the books. How did that happen? Vin said today that he used to think of it as “one more season,” but now he thinks of it as “another year in his life.”
Love your photos today.
Thanks, Bruce! I got to see some of yesterday’s Giants game, including Hunter Pence firing up the fans after the game with his “clean version” cheerleading. Every team should have a Hunter Pence! :)
I think I know what Vin means … another season done, another year older … sigh.
(But, there’s always October … and, the hot stove season … and then, and then, and then … why, it’s nearly time for pitchers and catchers to report!)
The season ends, the post-season ends, but the memories live on. Thanks for recording so many of them for us!