Monday, April 19, 2010

Baseball in Many Forms

It was a very baseball themed week last week.  On Tuesday, Kevin and I got to go to our first game of the season where we watched the Mariner's begin to turn around their slow start by beating the A's.  It is such a geeky, happy thing to be going to games again. 

Friday night was a performance at The Seattle Rep of August Wilson's "Fences" which has a loose baseball association.  The protagonist was a former Negro League player who is one bitter guy about the segregation of his youth and not getting to play in the majors.  Of course, there was a lot more going on then just baseball in this play as it was more about race and interpersonal relations then baseball.  It was an extremely well-acted and well-written play.  I found out after the fact that it won the Pulitzer Prize for drama the year it was first performed.  You think that would be something they would tout in the production notes. 

We have another game to go to tomorrow night and I am busily clawing my way out of 8th place in my fantasy baseball league. 

Ah, the sweetness of spring.

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