I have always loved baseball. It started years ago when my friend's mom and dad took us to St. Louis to watch the Dodgers play the Cardinals. This was probably 1961. My friend's dad, Bill Zuber, had played professional ball with the Yankees and other teams in the 40's. He got us right up to the ballplayers and I got lots of autographs of that time. Sandy Koufax, Larry Sherry, Stan Musial, Leo Durocher, and many others.
In high school, since my sweetie was pitching for our team, I managed to get a job as a scorekeeper and was able to go to the away games as well as the home games. The Trout was a great pitcher.
So yesterday, we went to a baseball game. Lakeland is the winter training ground for the Detroit Tigers. We saw the Tigers beat the Mets 7-2. In an amazing game, 3 bats were broken by the Mets. (We suspected termites).
The beauty of the green grass, the brown dirt and the pattern of the ball diamond is just very beautiful to me. It was a great day out in the Florida 78 degree sunshine. In a week we will see the Tigers play the Yankees. That will be exciting as well!!