Monday, April 03, 2006

 

Put Aside Politics for a Moment...

"People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces.

People will come, Ray. 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 it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come"
--Terrence Mann, Field of Dreams
Okay, so it's not technically Twins season yet for all you out there who were swaddled with Homer Hankies - but baseball is back. There should always be something we can share regardless of political bent, regardless of platform or rhetoric, regardless of position or political expediency. Baseball is as good and pure a thing as any to fill that role.

Play ball.

Comments:
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Blogger Kevin from Minneapolis said:
Ditto. So let's invest in a new place for our guys to play it.
 
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Blogger mike said:
I agree us baseball fans should let ownership know that we are willing to pay higher ticket prices if they will use the increased profit to build an outdoor ballpark.

Rondell White is gonna be fun to watch by the way. We might be able to compete against left handed pitching this year.

I just hope if we don't get production out of Right Field we're ready to trade guys like Dave Gassner and Glen Perkins for an elite hitter in right.
 
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