Every fan knows that baseball mimics the seasons.
The year starts with the freshness of spring when anything — everything — is possible.
On to summer, when the sun runs high and hot, the nights turn steamy, and the hottest teams go on sweaty win streaks and the homers fly out like crazy because, as every fan knows, baseballs love the heat and humidity.
Now it is fall. Game 162. Things have grown chilly and the teams drop away, one by one, like the leaves on a tree. Until no one is left.
The season gets rolled up and tucked away. Just a bunch of games that all run together when you try to remember where you were when …
And, then you count the days until you get to do it all over again.
Those are the boundaries of a baseball fan.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”
Photos: Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland. 2015 © The Baseball Bloggess
It’s always sad to see the end of something we enjoy. Baseball fans have the advantage of knowing that another season is always waiting to begin.
And, your Cubs have a bit more work to do before their season ends!
I whole heartily agree. Good or bad season, next season and the hope of wonderful prospects is what keeps the heart beating, bats in motion, and the gloves alive. 😀
Exactly! (Plus, a few more UVa fall ball games before the bats get stowed away in the closet until February!)
You could have written THREE blogs today had you included one on Jake getting (and hopefully keeping) the Cubbies in the playoffs.
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If 5 former Orioles pitchers can’t get you to the World Series … (I can’t believe I just wrote that. I can’t even finish that sentence.) Good luck to your Cubs … really truly. Thank you for getting Joe Maddon out of the AL East and thank you for giving Jake Arrieta the space he needed to turn into an amazing pitcher. I knew he had it in him.
Absolutely wonderful. Well done, Bloggess.
Thank you, v! At least you’ve got some more Dodgers baseball ahead. Should be great fun to watch! Good luck to your Dodgers … I can’t wait to see how all this turns out!
Yesterday was bitter-sweet, but at least hockey is starting, so that will get me through the winter. Here’s to hoping the Tigs and O’s have productive off-seasons and can build contenders for next year.
I agree! I have a couple weeks of UVa “fall ball” left, which is always fun (although a little chilly some days). Watching the new freshmen come in and begin to “fit” in with their new team is great to see!
We’re gonna try to get to a Central Michigan fall world-series game in a couple of weeks…if it’s not below freezing by then!
Let’s keep the faith that in 2016, either the Cubs win the World Series OR the Orioles and Twins meet for the American League pennant.
Yup, that works for me! But, I have a feeling that the AL East might flip-flop next year … I always get a little nervous when the Red Sox finish last. Still … once the Orioles fill all their free-agent holes, we should be fine. Just need to get a starting pitcher (or two), a first baseman, a right fielder, a left fielder, another reliever (or two). Have I missed anything?
This is brilliant :)
Thank you! I’ve been waiting all season to use those photos of the Orioles grounds crew rolling up “home plate” after BP. I’m just disappointed that I didn’t get to wait through October … :)
nicely done…words and matching metaphoric photos!!