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Another Sign Of Spring — Baseball Spring Training   Leave a comment

Baseball Spring Training In Tempe, Arizona (Angels vs Mariners, March 11, 2014) — Images by kenne

Baseball Spring Training Comes To An End   3 comments

Sedona & Talking Stick Resort

Sedona & Talking Stick Resort

Sedona & Talking Stick Resort

Sedona & Talking Stick Resort

Sedona & Talking Stick Resort

Sedona & Talking Stick Resort


Sedona & Talking Stick Resort

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale, Arizona (Rockies vs. Brewers) — Images by kenne
“I see great things in baseball.” – Walt Whitman

“. . ., spring training is not really baseball. It’s imitation baseball. It’s a bunch of people doing impressions of baseball. It’s that way in the stands, too. Hohokam Park in Mesa, Arizona, is a little Wrigley Field, with lots of blue caps, knots of people from Chicago’s near north side (there are Soba noodles available for them) and Arlington Heights and Des Moines (fried pork loin sandwiches are available for them), like members of some university club in a distant city, all reliving moments displaced not so much in time as in place. Even Ronnie Woo is there, the legendary and ageless Cubs fan dressed in blue pinstripes and warming up his “Cubs woo!” cry for the coming season.” — from “Letter from Spring Training (Mesa, Arizona)” by Peter Ferry

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Capturing The Moment — A View From The Stands   1 comment

“A View from the Stands” — Image by kenne

A View from the Stands

Excitement is in the air,
transplanted from the cold,
arriving without a care,
hearts warmed, young and old.

A tip of the hat,
the shout, “Play ball!”
A swing of the bat,
only to question the call.

Is there any doubt?
Not from true fans
who can call, “Out!” —
from high in the stands.

— kenne

Cubs Spring Training At Hohokam Stadium   4 comments

Today Joy and I attended a Cubs spring training game against the Dodgers in Mesa at the Hohokum Stadium with Jeri and Ron (Joy’s sister and brother-in-law). Even though the Cubs lost, watching today’s game could cause me to get the baseball fever again. Tomorrow we will watch the Cubs play the Angels. 

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Kenne, Joy, Jeri and Jon 

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