And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray.
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. Oh...people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.”
Happy opening day! What are your favorite baseball memories? What's something casual fans don't pick up on that die hards wish they could impart upon them?
I'm a horrible baseball fan in that I appreciate it more in theory than in practice, but I do think this bit from Olbermann is pretty cool regarding MLB baseball in a post 9/11 world:
"A policeman recognised Olbermann. ''How are you, Keith?'' the cop asked.