Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21 2012, not the end? Baseball goes on

Alright, the Mayans may have been misconstrued or have miscalculated. December 21, 2012 was not the "End of the World" as many people have predicted and talked about over the last year or many years for that matter. Yes, around this area of the country in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, we've seen our share of weather phenomena that we don't normally see that often here in the Northeast. We've had earthquake rumbles, hurricanes, and even what appeared to be a tornado here in the area over the past 18 months or so. All of the signs of severe weather that we normally didn't see were suddenly there, but alas the day of reckoning is here and we certainly don't see any risk in the world coming to an end today.

Those of us who have been around a while have been through this before. We've heard the stories of 'Y2K', that was of course the turning from 1999 to 2000 and what events may be triggered by that change of date. There were real worries, advisories and that didn't quite pan out either. Another date that seemed to elicit a foreboding warning was the date of 9-9-99, we sailed right through that as well.

What we do know for sure is that the regular season starts in about 100 days, and Spring Training starts well before that. So on this first day of Winter 2012, lets be happy and grateful that we're going to see another great season of baseball real soon.

No, we won't talk about the current high priced free agents that aren't all that good and still commanding millions of dollars to play baseball. The impact that has on the rest of the league when it comes to ticket prices, and other players, who are better and are looking for even more money to play this game. We're going to take the high road and try to push all of these concerns aside today, though we'll be keeping a close eye on what's happening in the game, and be thankful for what's to come in 2013 when baseball goes on.

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