We’re here. We’ve made it. Opening Day is right around the corner. The best day of the year – the one when spring really begins – and we celebrate by barely moving and stuffing ourselves with all sorts of ridiculous foods like hot dogs and hamburgers and popcorn and chips and (my personal favorite) cheesesteaks.
Opening Day is great, but it could be better. How? Start at breakfast and go for every hour. I broke down my genius plan here. Check it out and then nominate me for a Nobel prize.
Here’s a few more things I’ve written recently:
During summer break from college in 2006, a friend and I spent a summer following the always road team, Road Warriors. It was an amazing summer, becoming a diehard fan of a team that never had a home stadium or many fans to call their own. Last year, the Atlantic League brought the Road Warriors back to help fill the schedule. What is it like to actually play on that team? I talked to the team’s catcher, Isaac Wenrich (you may know him from his role in Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller’s book about the Sonoma Stompers), about it. Read that here.
Finally, the Baseball Hall of Fame is bringing their nearly 200,000 baseball cards out of storage with a brand new interactive exhibit called Shoebox Treasures later this spring. I talked to the curator about what’s planned.
And here are a few others posts from around the baseball world that are worth reading:
My friend and fellow Cut4-er Eric Chesterton interviewed dozens of players about how they find roommates during Spring Training. Turns out, it’s just as awkward for them as it is for non-baseball people.
I hate Fortnite. I tried to play it, thought it was ugly and I was way too bad to keep up. Carlos Santana also hates Fortnite. Enough that he smashed the Phillies’ TV.
It’s the 100th anniversary of the Black Sox scandal. While you may know parts of the story, you likely believe a lot of the myths. Jacob Pomrenke and a team of amazing SABR members bust some of those myths.