SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Seasons change in sports and life

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 06:28 PM.

It’s a wonder my love for baseball didn’t disappear on that red-faced day in the spring of 1966.

Baseball, basketball and football are the games that have shaped my life. Track helped get me in shape the year I ran to get myself ready for spring football. Running track also allows me to say that I competed in the same meets as Baker sprint legend Houston McTear.

But when all is said and done, I find myself longing for football or baseball season.

I love the sights, smells and sounds of football and baseball. I also love the first chilly temperatures in late fall as football winds down and the changing of seasons to spring as baseball gets going full speed.

I’m OK with the winter sports basketball and soccer. I do have more of a connection to basketball, though, as I played it when I was growing up.

My generation wasn’t raised on soccer. That era preceded the soccer craze.

Now, I transition from fall sports to winter sports. Shortly after the first of the year, I’ll start thinking about spring sports. And before you know it, May will be here and it will be time for spring football.

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