Thursday, September 2, 2010
End of the Season
The Little League boys of summer have gone back to school, leaving behind a lonely field of long shadows at Arroyo Park. There is something so melancholy about abandoned bull pens and empty batting cages. I think former baseball commissioner Giamatti summed it up well:
"I think It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone."