Tuesday, August 7, 2007

i sat on the edge of my seat....

I sat on the edge of my seat. Patiently awaiting his turn to bat again. The crowd was full of energy, on their feet. You can feel the tension in the air. First pitch...ball 1. Second Pitch was low and away. The third pitch was a slider taken for strike 1. He fouled off the next pitch to bring the count to 2-2. The next pitch was low and away again and the count was full. The flash bulbs were going crazy. Everyone on their feet, including me. The next pitch was about thigh high and it was gone. Mike Bacsik gave Barry Bonds a pitch he could drive out of the deepest part of the ballpark. History! Barry Bonds just hit homerun number 756 to break the record held by great Hank Aaron for the last 33 years.

I have been blessed to see many milestone in Major League Baseball. Pete Rose break the all time hits record. Cal Ripkin Jr. break the Consecutive Starts record. Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa chase after Roger Maris's single season homerun record and countless other great moments in baseball history. I love baseball for the nostalgia and the history. It is still the Great American Past time. I witnessed history tonight and it may never happen again in my lifetime, but then again, records are made to be broken.

1 comment:

julie p said...

We happened to be on our family vacation to St. Louis in 1998...our boys ages 14 and 9...not HUGE baseball fans, but we had to go to see the Cardinals since Mark McGwire had hit 69 home runs and was going for the single-season record. Unfortunately, he didn't do it that game, but we have great memories.

"In 1998, McGwire broke the single-season home run record by hitting 70, but his mark stood for just two seasons until Barry Bonds eclipsed the record with 73 in 2001."