Monday, March 28, 2011

Three is the magic number/Oh yes it is

At least for today it is. Although, at this point, I'm counting hours, not days, until baseball begins.

So we can say 3 days, and throw up some pics of The Babe...

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Oops! Not that one...

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There we go...

Or we can talk hours. Right now, we're about 74 hours from when I will be arriving in the Bronx to mingle and photograph fans, probably cry, and definitely not be able to stop smiling.

This has been a bit of a rough off-season for me, my darling readers. I had a pretty dark winter with some serious bouts of depression. It seemed like every effort that I made to make my outlook on life better, like applying to grad school (among other things) and working on my book, really didn't help much. Sure, I had good days, but overall, the winter was one big pile of suck.

But now that the start of baseball is close enough to touch, the sun is shining every day and there are budding lilac bushes and hyacinth poking out of the ground in front of my apartment, well, it's starting to get better. While I cannot draw a direct correlation between baseball and the entirety of my happiness, I do know that my perspective on daily life is a lot better during the months when I have baseball to look forward to every single day.

With that, I raise my coffee cup and say here's to the birth of another season. A season when I will be a fixture yet again in Yankee Stadium, a frequent visitor of CitiField, and I hope, many other stadiums. A season when, like other seasons, I plan my gym routine around game time and trips away from NYC only when the Yankees, too, are away. A season when I will likely disturb my French roommate with the strings of curse words that I throw at the television every time the Yankees get a bad call thrown at them and maybe, hopefully, get her to come to a game with me.


And, also, here's to a little happiness. For all of us.

12 comments:

  1. I will also raise my coffee cup to this and although I wont be at the game front and center like you Baseball Girl, I will be keeping tabs online in between the pitching that will be going on here at the office ;)

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  2. I like how you prioritize baseball pitching and PR pitching, Miss Action. You will be coming to a game with me this year, yes? You are only on my blog for drinking with me in a bar, which, I suppose, is normal for my friends.

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  3. Most definitely! My goal for this upcoming baseball season? Attend a game with you, including a before or after round of beers at Stans... or a few rounds knowing us.

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  4. We should find a good Sox game for you to come to, before the end of July. Do they play the Yanks at all?

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  5. The White Sox are at Yankees at the end of April and then the Yankees are at White Sox at the beginning of August. That said, the Yankees are at Wrigley June 17, 18 and 19. We should go to one of those. Would you cheer for the Yankees when they are playing the Cubbies?

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  6. My sister would never say that. I wonder who this new Lisa is...

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  7. Sending smiles and hugs your way Jojo! Bob and I will be in NYC in April so perhaps we can hit up a Yankees (boo!) game. ;) I'll email you.

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  8. XOXO sounds great, Libbers! When is the wedding so we can plan around it?

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  9. Go Cubbies!!! Maybe we can do a grown ups only baseball game in June???

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  10. That would be pretty amazing! Let me know because I will need to book my flight soon. I'll check, but I'm betting tix are already sold out through MLB, so we will likely need to Stub Hub it. Save your pennies, Barber children!

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  11. OK. Let me know if you find tickets! Should be fun!!!

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