I used to collect baseball cards. First when I was a kid…I used to beg my parents for money to buy packs of Topps. I lost all those cards in a basement flood. Then as an adult I used to buy boxes of old baseball cards for $1 a box at some store in New Hampshire. I lost those cards in a house fire.
I never collected cards for their worth except for what they were worth to me. I really like looking at the old cards and remembering the players and what was going on, not just in baseball but in my life, at the time those guys were playing. So I was tickled to buy a big box of baseball cards for $5 the other day and I was especially pleased that two of the cards in the box were the above Terry Francona and Dave Magadan cards. It’s the little things that give me the greatest pleasure lately.
My parents are away celebrating their anniversary and yet even in the midst of that they took the time to call me last night to alert me to the no-hitter that was being thrown against the Yankees. That gives you a perfect idea of the importance of baseball throughout my entire family.
As things stand right now, I still intend to host the Live Chat for tomorrow (Wednesday’s) game which means the starting pitchers for our first chat of 2011 will be Josh Beckett and Jeremy Guthrie. Could be a good one!
I thought I wanted the day off yesterday but it feels like it’s been days since the Sox played. Looking forward to their getting back to it tonight.