Words for Monday: Opening Day

I love baseball.  On many days, it’s inspired my writing.  With the beginning of a new season and a new week, here are some baseball quotes and tidbits to think about and enjoy:

“Opening day. All you have to do is say the words and you feel the shutters thrown wide, the room air out, the light pour in. In baseball, no other day is so pure with possibility. No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment. No hangover, at least until the game’s over.”

– Mary Schmich

“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.”

– Bob Feller

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.

– Ted Williams

I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.

– Pete Rose

 

On opening day in 1907, the New York Giants forfeited their game at the Polo Grounds to the Philadelphia Phillies, 9–0, after rowdy fans made and threw snowballs. Without police available to restore order, umpire Bill Klem awarded the game to the Phillies.[9]

 

Let’s go Phils!

Cheers, Beers, and Eastern Promise by Gerry Abbey http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HSK7Z2Q?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393177&linkCode=shr&sr=&qid= via @amazon

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