Yes, There WAS Joy In Tucson: The View On Friday From Behind The Dugoutby Don on Mar. 18, 2012, under Uncategorized
This past Friday, things were as they should be in Tucson, on sunny days in March. Spring training was back!
No, it’s not the same as having major league teams here, day in and day out, throughout the month. And yes, we did have one spring training game here last year—under circumstances that lent themselves to reflection and remembrance, not relaxation.
Last Friday, though, was just about baseball. The Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers*, beer, hot dogs, sunscreen and all the other ingredients that make baseball the bread that nourishes America’s spirit.
I don’t know about Mudville, but there was real joy in Tucson. At least last Friday.
Here’s how it looked from behind the third-base dugout, with a smartphone camera.
* Or, minor leaguers wearing their uniforms.