Opening Day 2019


“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” ~ Roger Hornsby

I love baseball season.

I love the length of it.

I love the daily drama of it.

I love following players and the teams.

It gives me something to have on, sound on or sound off, pretty much every night from tonight until sometime in early November.

Sports white noise.

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game; it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again.” ~ Terence Mann in Field of Dreams.


And, my boys (and daughter) will be playing again. They’ve already started practice, which at this time of March in New Jersey means still wearing about three layers below a sweatshirt and enduring stinging hands every time you hit something.

I won’t be coaching this year. With the three kids playing, I’ll be spending, basically, Tuesday through Saturday at the fields, watching. No on-the-fields shots like the one above, but maybe I’ll try some other angles.

And, hopefully, we’ll get down to the big-kids stadium in South Philly. My Phillies signed a few big names this off-season. Who knows what can happen?


Hopes, like on every Opening Day every year, are high.

Let’s play ball!

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2018

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