“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and could be good again.” Field of Dreams (1989) – Terrence Mann (James Earl Jones)
On Sunday afternoon I enjoyed one of my most favorite things. I sat under a perfect blue sky, half way up the metal bleachers and watched my son play baseball. There was a time when this was a constant Spring activity but now that little league and high school sports are behind us, I rarely get to spend time at the ball park. I’m glad that Mr D decided to join an “over 18” league, because if he keeps playing, I get to keep watching.
Every year, during each baseball season, we always make it to a few Philadelphia Phillies games and we used to go see the minor league Camden Riversharks play before they moved away but, my favorite are the amateur games. I’m for the sandlot kids, the players that are still playing for no other reason than the love of the game.
Do you enjoy America’s Pastime? Does it make you smile?
(I just realized that one of my very first posts when I started blogging back in 2008 was about this very same thing…it was titled “Play Ball“)