“Every baseball season begins with hope. Winter has passed. We have all survived, and even in the Northeast the ice is gone. Willows show a hint of color. The spirit quickens with the promise of June roses. Besides, on opening day, even the worst team has not yet lost a game.” —Sportswriter Roger Kahn, Good Enough to Dream (2014)
This post is for those of us who feel that one of the most beautiful sights in the world is a baseball diamond. Play ball!
(I took the photo accompanying this post in August 2016, at my company's summer outing to Yankee Stadium. The season was pretty well over then, but, looking back now, it seemed like we were seeing the dawn of a new hope, as the then-"Baby Bombers" Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez hit home runs.)