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‘Opening Day’ by Terry Cashman

Verse 1:

I’ve been counting the days in the winter haze since the leaves began to fall

 Now it won’t be long til the sun comes shining through

when the camps start breaking my spirit awakens to that irresistible call

of that old American song that’s always new

Refrain:

And the robin is here

the sky is so blue

there’s a band, there’s music, and the flags are flying too

The grass is so green, it’s like never before

It’s opening day … I can be a kid once more

Verse 2:

Will the champs repeat in the summer heat?

will the races go down to the wire

In April every team has a chance to wear the ring

and a rookie phenom who tore up the farm and the fans who never get tired

of chasing the dreams that dance in the air every spring

Refrain:

And the robin is here

the sky is so blue

there’s a band, there’s music, and the flags are flying too

The grass is so green, it’s like never before

It’s opening day … I can be a kid once more

Verse 3

So spen the gates and let the people in

Let the sun shine in

And may the home team always win

The robin is here …

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Today’s season openers

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100 Things I Love About Baseball (circa 2009)

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Maisa’s new pal

We had a nice visit with old high school buddy Ben and his family on Sunday.

Maisa really hit it off with Ben’s daughter Sophia, who is a couple years older. Maisa wanted to be just like her new friend.

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Ames’ Harrison Barnes saw his NCAA Tournament run come to an end Sunday. North Carolina lost to Kentucky in a regional final, sending Kentucky to the Final Four.

Will be interesting to see if Barnes goes pro, especially with the impending lockout the NBA owners have threatened.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Dodger Nation extends to Iowa

Glad to see there are still a few Dodger fans in the Hawkeye State — aside from me and my Uncle Hub, of course.

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

What a half!

I’m what you’d call a casual college basketball fan. I normally don’t get all that much enjoyment out of watching games.

But last night’s second half of the Duke-Arizona game was just about as great as it gets for me.

Arizona completely thrashed — I mean, it was a bloodbath — the smug and arrogant Blue Devils for 20 full minutes. If you hate Duke (and much of the country does), it was amazing television and incredibly fun to watch.

The Wildcats played so well during that half, they could have beaten the Lakers. Arizona was dunking on the mighty Blue Devils like they were grade-schoolers.

If I didn’t know better, I would have said Duke was throwing the game. The Blue Devils looked that helpless.

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Al and Al

My best buddy Al and I posed for this photo in January.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

On Capitol Hill

Jill and I posed for this photo in Washington, D.C., in January.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Put me in, coach

"I'm ready for Opening Day."

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Uncategorized