Song of the day:Louis Armstrong, When the Saints Go Marchin’ In
Yesterday’s Phenology: a pleasant enough fall day, if you like overcast drizzly sort of days. It was in the low 50s this afternoon; enough drizzle to almost call it rain. A little foggy in the morning. Just generally a pretty perfect day. A good day for a baseball game. Let’s play two.
Song of the day: Woodrow Buddy Johnson and Count Basie, Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit that Ball?
Yesterday’s Phenology: A cold and overcast spring day. Largely in the 30s. Not good baseball weather.
Song of the day: John Fogarty, Centerfield
Ray Crump’s Baseball Museum, right next to the site of what once was the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome…
AKA Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
Pitchers and catchers reported to training camp yesterday. Spring has officially arrived.
Or better yet, here:
“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”
Today’s phenological note:
The sparrows around the bird feeder are hypersensitive to criticism this week. Best to just ignore them and let them go about their business. They’ll get over it by next week. Probably just the winter, wearing on their nerves. Lord knows we could all use a break.