After five long months without a baseball game that counted for something, five long months with nothing but the boring NBA and one day a week, the NFL, I had hope for today.
I had the feeling two minutes after I woke up, that today was different from the rest of the winter. U2’s “Beautiful Day” was my selected song for the day in my head, and it did not fit April 1st, 2009 very well for me.
I last had this feeling on the afternoon of March 2nd, when the air turned from a winter- feeling to a warm, summer-like feel. It’s a hard feeling to explain, but you can just smell, sense, when it is time for summer, and baseball.
There were many reasons for a similar intervention today: The first day of the first month of the baseball season, I was to be lifted of the burden that came with a six-week project, the test I will take today to become an umpire, the end of Spring Training, and that deep, gut feel. I was more hoping for the greatest day of my life, though it still could happen, but I was wrong. I hoped for a great epiphany, but I have not received one yet, and maybe some more news on the Rockies, but baseball has done nothing so far today. It also started to snow, so there goes my instict. So, with nothing new from baseball to blog about, and the dumping of Joe Koshansky making me not want to continue my Position Breakdowns, I will have to just leave you with that.
Welcome to my new blog, which, based on the title, will concentrate mostly on the Colorado Rockies, the only team close to one mile above sea level in the majors. The Rockies are usually referred to as the “Mile-High Team”, or a similar nickname, but I titled this blog more accurately “Not Quite a Mile High.” The Rockies play close to 100 feet below 5,280 feet above sea level, and my perspective of the Rockies from my seats in section 119 are also below a mile high, just like my home where all my baseball information is received and analyzed.
And with that, since this post will likely be lost in the infinite room of cyberspace, not read by a soul while I try to get readers, I will end this and prepare for my third attempt at an MLBlog in as many years, dating back to when I first signed up in April of 2006.