“[Baseball] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.”
– A. Bartlett Giamatti
Today is Opening Day and I am a baseball fan. My major characters are not; they play soccer and roller derby. If you’re a fan of the Twins or the Sox, the Yanks or the Mets, Nats, or any other baseball team, today is the start of something beautiful.