According to the calendar, it is now officially spring — despite the fact the temperatures in the Midwest are stuck in winter mode and snow is forecast for this weekend.
So as time continues to crawl toward Opening Day at a frustratingly slow pace (especially with the Cardinals having another day off yesterday), that famous Rogers Hornsby quote comes to mind.
You know the one — you’ve seen it posted on Twitter and Facebook and elsewhere hundreds of times: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”
Plenty of staring still to do as we wait for real spring, right? You can pass the time looking at other quotes from Rajah — there’s an entire YouTube video of them, complete with music by Al Jolson — or you can see him and his Cardinals teammates take on Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the Yankees in this tremendous video about the 1926 World Series.
The music, the announcer, the footage — all just terrific. My favorite line: “This is the game in which Ruth got three homers and the Cards got a headache.” Those Cards got the last laugh in the end.