Yes! This is how I know summer can’t be far away. Baseball starts tomorrow on Good Friday – so, it is a good Friday! It is the resurrection of all that is good in America. As the song goes: baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet! I even have me a new Chevrolet! (New to me, that is … it’s a 2002 – the newest car I’ve ever owned!).
I know, I know… some of you out there think baseball has all the action of dung beetles working over a cow chip. As I always say, it is the thinking man’s game – free of thugs running up and down a court and HGH-induced monsters inflicting life-debilitating brain damage upon one another.
There is a surprisingly high number of Christians in baseball. Much of this is credited to the very good chaplaincy ministry that goes on at most minor league locations. Guys in the minor leagues are often very open to hearing about the larger issues of life. It is difficult to “make it” … even for those with a big ton of talent.
As I’ve written before, unlike football and basketball professionals who were stars all their lives in high school and college, professional baseball players all start at the bottom and have to work their way to the big leagues. We saw it last year with the Nationals top draft pick – Bryce Harper – who played half of the season in Hagerstown. And the Orioles top pick this year – Dylan Bundy, who is a recent high school grad who throws 100 miles per hour – will be starting at DelMarVa (Salisbury, MD).
Anyhow… Orioles fans – you can follow my Orioles blog on the page called BirdsWatcher.com … and I’ll have other less intense postings at my former Orioles blog at www.osayorioles.mlblogs.com.