Wednesday, February 27, 2008

it's here

The sun is shining, the trees are blossoming, and my radio is turned to KNBR. That can only mean one thing: spring training is here. Which in turn means that baseball is back, baby!

I've been feeling it lately- scoping out everyday, going through the Giants schedule to see what games I need to go to and what amazing promos they are doing for the 50th anniversary of moving west, and clicking over to AM radio to see if there's any baseball talk yet. And yesterday on my way home from work, there it was. Jon Miller's voice on KNBR. There's just something so right and good about it. You hear it, and instantly, feel like you're home. Ironically, I feel the same way about Vin Scully's voice. Now, don't be confused, I am a die-hard, life-long Giants fan but it's Vin Scully. His voice IS baseball-why else do you think he was one of the commentators in the movie For Love of the Game? It was an American League game between the Yankees and the Tigers, there was no way that the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster would have been working the game. Honestly. But it's Hollywood and his voice IS baseball. But I digress.

All that to say, hello spring training. I greet baseball's return with open arms.