I love this day.
Today is a day of love, sweet anticipation and fresh hopes. It is a day for the renewal of promises, the rekindling of old relationships and the creation of new ones. It is a day to try on new clothes, if you know what I mean. The scent of an approaching, amorous spring is in the air. Today men young and old get butterflies in their stomachs. They get a little silly with hope and eagerness. You know where I am going.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for Dodger baseball. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training today.
What did you think I was talking about?
I realize I am stretching here, but Valentine’s Day is to me a fitting start for the baseball season. Both speak of a new day, a rebirth, the flowering of spring. There is an excitement to the dawning season, a passionate yearning for the unknown, unexpected and exhilarating things ahead; a longing for the carnal and physical.