I'm brand new to blogging, but I think I would like to discuss a few things that matter to me.
For starters What about the end of the play off hopes for the Atlanta Braves? I was completely devastated by the way our season ended. After watching or listening to at least 140 games a year you can't help but become emotionally invested in the team, and to watch them crumble in September... What a let down. We should still be playing.
I was recently talking to a dear friend of mine who told me that baseball is to slow, is no fun, and just hates the game. I guess, I can understand that point of view, however, I was still a little taken aback. I tried to explain that the beauty of the game is the investment it takes to love a team, but its often the case with me that the right words don't come when I'm with people I care about. Even in the off season baseball fans craves any information a beat reporter can dig up. Any rumor on a trade or a free agent signing can make or break your day. Then spring training starts. Whats the cliche "hope springs eternal"? I can't think other day like opening day; the hope, optimism, the pride. Its a wonderful thing
Then by the end of September how many time have you watched, with so much pride, your hero wall off, or strike out, or complete the save? Nothing else I can think of can deliver such a full range of the human condition. I reckon maybe, people today don't think they have the time to devote to witnessing such triumph and failure.
Any way, the Brave's season is done. I'll sit around until pitchers and catchers report around Valentines day to see what we do with Lowe, Heyward, and Prado. Can't hardly wait.