Oh if the calendar could talk, could it tell you some stories.
Tonite, the tradition continues, the one that started in 1903, and is renewed this evening, the World Series.
If you love baseball, you’ll know what late October is all about. Crispness in the fall afternoon, a chill at night underneath the lights, the energy, the electricity, the bunting hanging around the stadium, and the buzz everywhere.
Yes it’s the Mets and the Royals this evening, but it has been so much for such a long time in the past.
From the Bronx Bombers, the Bambino, to the Yankee Clipper, and the M&M Boys, the Boss and the Evil Empire and everything that is New York Yankees baseball.
It’s Connie Mack and his Million Dollar infield with the Old Philadelphia A’s. It was the Gas House Gang, D’em Bums the Dodgers, the Big Red Machine and the Gas House Gang.
It was the 1944-Browns, the Fighting A’s, the Amazing Mets, and Spahn and Sain and Pray for Rain. It’s the Curse of the Billy Goat, and Coogan’s Bluff, the Lumber Company, the Red Sox Nation, the Baby Birds and so many more..
The Fall Classic is a special game, a big play, something that forever stands out. You mention a name, you close your eyes, and you remember.
Don Larson’s perfect game in the Yankees-win over the Dodgers in ’56. Kirk Gibson’s home run trot on one leg for the Dodgers over the A’s.
Bill Mazeroski’s Pirates bomb at old Forbes Field. Carlton Fish wrapping one around the Fenway Park foul pole.
Willie Mays breaking the Indians heart, saving the Giants day, with that over-the-shoulder catch at the Polo Grounds.
Reggie Jackson’s 3-bombs vs the Dodgers, thereby claiming the term ‘Mr. October’. Joe Carter and his Toronto Blue Jays home run trot.
Bill Buckner’s thru the wickets ground ball error for Boston. Enos ‘Country’ Slaughter running thru stop signs to score for the Cardinals.
The Black Sox Scandal and 8-Men Out.
It’s as good as it gets. Baseball on Radio, Games on TV.
Tonight gives us big plays, big replays, big hits, big time pitching.
The best part of baseball is its history, and tonight we watch the Mets and Royals, and remember way-back-when.
The World Series, welcome back old friend.