Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Opening Day

Yesterday was Opening Day for the Atlanta Braves! Now, if that doesn't scream April, I don't know what does!!! I was thrilled to be able to listen to the game on the radio from my office and the Braves won 5-3 over the Phillies. The day was beautiful and I could just imagine what my grandfather's view from heaven was like...

The Braves uniforms have a patch on them this year. It has the number 33 on it - in honor of my grandfather and Johnny Sain. They spoke about it on the radio...I immediately teared up. This season just wasn't going to be the same as years past. I called my daddy to talk to him last night. He felt the same way. I imagine if he gets the chance to come up this year it may be hard to see a game and know that my grandfather isn't there. His picture hangs in the Braves Hall of Fame...my husband told me I could go down there and see it any time I wanted. He's right.

I hope to take in a few games this year...more than last year, hopefully.

So, it's April. Spring has begun - the pollen is evidence. And baseball fans everywhere are hoping their team comes out swinging (pun intended). Enjoy the season!

--Karen

3 comments:

Guinevere Meadow said...

Take me out to the baaaallllllgaaaammmeeee,

Take me out to the
crooooowwwwwdddddd!

brit527 said...
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brit527 said...

I found this post on a Google search and was touched by your words about your grandfather. Johnny Sain is my grandfather ("Granddad"), and I am also missing him this baseball season. Today was the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut - Grandad pitched to him. After watching the Braves-Marlins game this afternoon, I found myself looking up articles about him and remembering how he told these old baseball stories to me. I just wanted to let you know how your posting spoke to me. Thanks, Caron