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Memorial Day-Taking a moment to reflect on those who made the greatest sacrifice…that and to reflect on why Major League Baseball makes teams wear such ugly  hats?

On a raining Memorial Day in Chicago with the Lame-O Cubs in Pittsburgh and the White Sox off, I reminisce about attending ballgames at old Yankees Stadium.  The bright sunshine enveloping you, the feeling like time stood still (in a good way, not in a “too many trips to the mound” way)… the memories are distinct and indescribable.  They’re also the antithesis of dreary Chicago Baseball (weather and otherwise). There was nothing like walking through the dark tunnel that opened up to the field, seeing that amazing bright green grass.  The electricity was visceral.   

 

I can’t remember being at the Stadium on a Memorial Day.  Nonetheless, I spent my fair share of Independence Days in the Boogie Down.  My favorite would easily be July 4th, 2002.  A road trip from Cooperstown found me and a bunch of fellow interns from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the Bleachers.  I’ll never forget Beth (from Tennessee) being memorized by the name chant at the top of the first. 

 

                Are you sayin’ that we get to chant their names until the players are forced to wave at us?

                – Yeah, aint it great?

 

I can’t remember who won that day, not because I’m ending this story on a soft “Wonder Years” moment. I actually got amazing cranky, because they took Mike Mussina out for Mike Stanton.  I was looking at a five hour drive ahead of me and I’m staying for Mike Stanton? 

 

Happy Memorial Day!

It’s that time of year where we take a moment to reflect on those who made the greatest sacrifice for our country…that and to reflect on why Major League Baseball makes teams where such ugly hats this day.  Seriously, can’t we just pop an American Flag on the side and call it a day?  The white hat with the red bill jars me.  Yuck.

 

And if your Barbeque hasn’t been rained out, like mine…

Raise a beer to Indians Pitcher David Huff.  If anything, you can say he had a rough week and deserves a cold one himself.  And raise a burger (or a veggie burger if you’re absolutely no fun) to Alex Rodriguez for showing that even the slickest ballplayers can have a heart.

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Memorial Day-Taking a moment to reflect on those who made the greatest sacrifice…that and to reflect on why Major League Baseball makes teams wear such ugly hats

On a raining Memorial Day in Chicago with the Lame-O Cubs in Pittsburgh and the White Sox off, I reminisce about attending ballgames at old Yankees Stadium.  The bright sunshine enveloping you, the feeling like time stood still (in a good way, not in a “too many trips to the mound” way)… the memories are distinct and indescribable.  They’re also the antithesis of dreary Chicago Baseball (weather and otherwise). There was nothing like walking through the dark tunnel that opened up to the field, seeing that amazing bright green grass.  The electricity was visceral.   

 

I can’t remember being at the Stadium on a Memorial Day.  Nonetheless, I spent my fair share of Independence Days in the Boogie Down.  My favorite would easily be July 4th, 2002.  A road trip from Cooperstown found me and a bunch of fellow interns from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the Bleachers.  I’ll never forget Beth (from Tennessee) being memorized by the name chant at the top of the first. 

 

                Are you sayin’ that we get to chant their names until the players are forced to wave at us?

                – Yeah, aint it great?

 

I can’t remember who won that day, not because I’m ending this story on a soft “Wonder Years” moment. I actually got amazing cranky, because they took Mike Mussina out for Mike Stanton.  I was looking at a five hour drive ahead of me and I’m staying for Mike Stanton? 

 

Happy Memorial Day!

It’s that time of year where we take a moment to reflect on those who made the greatest sacrifice for our country…that and to reflect on why Major League Baseball makes teams where such ugly hats this day.  Seriously, can’t we just pop an American Flag on the side and call it a day?  The white hat with the red bill jars me.  Yuck.

 

And if your Barbeque hasn’t been rained out, like mine…

Raise a beer to Indians Pitcher David Huff.  If anything, you can say he had a rough week and deserves a cold one himself.  And raise a burger (or a veggie burger if you’re absolutely no fun) to Alex Rodriguez for showing that even the slickest ballplayers can have a heart.