The sights and smells of baseball
A freshly cut field in the spring
Baseball clubs, players and fans with all their dreams
From spring to fall we hear the announcers call.
Baseball can be such a romantic thing
Winning streaks, optimism the smell of hotdogs and popcorn in the air
Beer and pop sales are happening and the fan is without a care
Baseball is a business teams lose players get traded or released and that stings.
So why does the fan come back year after year to the ballpark
Hope springs eternal for our team that they will do better
Like a well written song or a hand written letter
We want to for three hours see light and not dark.
So what about the scandals in the game
Baseball is a reflection of life
Their are things that are good and pure and there is strife
We take joy with the game within the game and if we truly love it we are never the same.
This great game is a microcosm of who I have become
You win and lose in this life we are given
We are see, smell and hear so enjoy and keep on livin’
So I pray you live all 9 innings to the fullest when all is said and done.
By Ty Stingel
August 18, 2013