Monthly Archives: April 2014

Giants Opening Game. Win or lose

Tuesday is opening day for the San Francisco Giants. The Poppies have bloomed and painted the hills orange. I heard “Kerry Town” on the radio. The Seagulls will return. They never miss a game. Spring brings new life. Each game brings new hope.

Baseball is played on a level playing field, in plain sight under the open sky. It is played until a there is a winner and there is no time limit. The game is complex enough that no game is the same and there is always a chance you will see something you have never seen before. Baseball is a sport that your name does not matter. It does not matter what you look like, your nationality or who you know. Players are judged on merit. It is a game in which a player that is in a slump in April can be Mr. October. The Giants are a team that can win the World Series when the Media says they cannot.

Baseball does what some meditate, fast and travel to far away places for. With the crack of a bat time stands still. Life is extended. You are not thinking of the past or the future. All distractions are gone. The only thing that exists is the ball. It is a profound experience in being present in the moment.

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2010 and 2012 and caused strangers to give the high five and each other hugs. The Giants contributions to community based organizations are generous. The organizations concern for Brian Stow was genuine. It is healthy entertainment for the Family. I am proud to be a fan of the San Francisco Giants. It is the only professional team that plays their home games in San Francisco.

The Giants play the game with integrity. Giants’ baseball provides respite from news reports about politicians and public figures that do not have integrity and rationalize their means by the end.

My attendance is not as good as Jonathan Livingston, however I will watch the SF Giants whether they win or lose and regardless of the “Torture”. Keep the game honest. Thank god for Baseball. Play Ball!

Note: The vineyards were yellow from the mustard plants and green from the rain. I suspect they are A,s Fans.

RE : Brian Wilson

Saturday Brian Wilson loaded the bases during the Giants ; Dodgers game by walking Pagan in the 8th inning before getting the final out. He may be wearing a Dodgers uniform,  but he still pitches like he did when he was a Giant.