2006 MLB Season in Here

It is amazingly now less than a week from the official start date of MLB Spring Training.  Pitchers and catchers are the first to report so that the pitchers can begin to get their arms loosened up for the grueling major league baseball season of 162 games.  My heart truly skips an extra beat with each day as we approach the season.  There is nothing more thrilling than MLB baseball season.  You can take football, basektball, and golf with all their excitement rolled into one, and it doesn’t even begin to touch the hem of the garment (so to speak) of the greatness that is B-A-S-E-B-A-L-L! 

I mean every single day (for the better part of 9 months) I awake to check the sports page (newspaper, internet, or ESPN) and see how the Rangers and their competition are doing.  NINE MONTHS!!  Those are the greatest months of the year simply because of baseball.  Let me repeat part of my comment from Jay’s dangaXanga.

BASEBALL is the great American past-time; the sport of all sports; One and Only; played all over the world; good for everyone; perfect for sandlots!!  There is nothing greater than the shine of the morning dew on the precisely criss-crossed grass of an outfield, or the sound of a fastball smacking into the catcher’s hard leather mit, or the crack of the ash baseball bat hitting a ball over the wall and into the outfield bleachers, or the little white dust cloud from the drawing of the foul lines, or the chanting of 40,000 fans as their team takes the field to begin the game. 

Yes, it is nearly time for all good, loyal fans to don their favorite team’s baseball cap and cheer them on to a World Series victory.  Put the football back in the garage and hang up your Dallas Cowboys jacket.  Let nothing stand in your way of supporting Your TEXAS RANGERS!! 

NOW, that might be a little overkill, but did I mention that Baseball is the greatest sport ever?  LOL.  I totally love it.  So, there will definitely be some trips out to the Ballpark in Arlington this year.  Maybe there might be time for a Clown Burger before a game.  It’s really not that far, ya know. 

Did I forget to mention that my Baby Girl Princess is now a soccer player?  She had her first practice just the other day and she is by far the cutest little soccer player to ever take the field.  She loves her new soccer ball and cleats.  BUT, she seriously does not care for the name the other girls chose.  “Sweet Feet” just isn’t tough enough sounding for Kylee.  She is only there to run faster and kick the ball harder than the other team.  She definitely has some Stanley in her.  Meagan said she’s destined to be a real soccer stud.  I guess we’ll see about that.  All we know so far is that she really enjoys it.

Anyway, it’s off to bed now that it is already Thursday.

VERSE of the DAY: John 6:26-27 “Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.  27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.”

So, what’s the deal with drivers licenses?



  1. I haven’t had a Clown burger since I was about 12! 
    I will most definantly have to come to one of Kylee’s games!
    The Beth Moore comment was totally uncalled for.  : (
    Love ya, Tami


  2. Ditto, to everything you said about the “great game.”  America’s game!  I am also excited about the inagural World Baseball Classic.  It’s a bonus to bridge the gap between the Winter Olympic (which are hard to understand but still fun to watch) and opening day.     #


  3. Your post has truly brought a tear to my eye! There is nothing greater than the thrill of baseball season! Even if you root for the Rangers you still have at least 3 or 4 months of excitement until they choke! This is why I love the Cards, they keep me happy from April to October! Go NL division champ Cardinals!


  4. I really know nothing about soccer, but I can’t wait to see Kylee play!  Kimber played one season when she was about 5, and we went to see her play!  It was, by far, the cutest, most funniest thing ever!  I think she was actually allergic to running, so that made it even funnier!  But I’ll bet Meagan is right:  Kylee is just fulfilling her destiny!  Later!  Me!


  5. OK, that was definitely NOT Brianna!  It was totally me!  I hate it when she gets on my name and pulls up her crap!  It stays connected to hers unless she signs it off!  But whatev!!!  See ya!  Me!  (For real!)


  6. baseball is pretty much the life of all men children and women all around america…goin to the game to catch a home run or a foul ball not only for you but for a friend,companion,or even your children…seein other dad’s around you with their son it reminds you of when u went to your first game the smell of hot dogs,nacho burps and a giant cup that u have to hold with two hands,standing with your glove ready waiting for a chance to go and wrestle for a ball with 40 other children..goin home dirty after watching the game and your mom asking you how u got so dirty when u didnt even play and you reply with a saying mom its baseball how can you not get dirty..ur never just watching the game ur actually dreaming of the batter or fielder or pitcher actually bein you and you look at your dad and say one of these days im goin to be down there and my children will be watching me play..o the love of baseball


  7. Bro. Mike, the answer to your question is BUNT!  There are many variables involved in coming to any conclusion given the situation that you described.  However, if I am in charge of this team (and I am because it is my team), every player will know how to execute the basic fundamentals of the game.  It drives me crazy to see major league ballplayers that connot bunt the ball down the line and do so with confidence.  # 


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