Today marks the opening of the 2019 Major League Baseball season. I happened to turn on the television and noticed the game being played in a major league park, not in Florida or Arizona, sites for spring training games. I figured perhaps they were playing a game or two in the home park before the start of the regular season. But after finishing my first mowing job of the season, I came back in and noted yet another game on the tube. A quick check of the internet showed that indeed, today is the first day of major league baseball for the season.
Used to be, once upon a time, I would follow baseball very closely. I would have known today was the opening day of the season and could have told you who was playing whom. But like so many other things in life, it’s not as important these days. With players switching from team to team and salaries in the hundreds of millions, it just doesn’t have the appeal it used to.
But just for today, I’ll go back in time and watch what I can of the game on right now, the Braves and the Phillies. It does bring back a lot of memories of days gone by and that’s not such a bad thing.