"Baseball is dull only to dull minds."

Red Barber














It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart.
The game begins in the Spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the Summer, filling the afternoons and evenings.
And then, as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the Fall alone. You count on it, rely on it, to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then, just when the days are all twilight, when you need it the most, it stops. Today, October 2nd, a Sunday of rain and broken branches and leaf-clogged drains and slick streets, it stopped, and summer was gone.

A. Bartlett Giamatti, Commissioner of Baseball, 1988~1989
The Green Fields of the Mind

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
Jackie Robinson

"This is a very simple game.
You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains."

Bull Durham





Take me out to the ballgame,
Take me out to the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes your out.
At the old ball game.

Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert von Tilzer 1908
Neither gentleman had seen a ballgame before writing
Take Me Out to the Ballgame


I believe hitting a round ball with a round bat is the hardest thing to do in all of sports.


For Paco, who loves baseball even more than I do!

background images:
Dodger Stadium, Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, California