There is something so comforting about hearing
That same voice has symbolized continuity, history and hope since 1950. As long as Vinny is broadcasting, there is some familiar normalcy to the world. And the same holds true for the return of baseball this spring.
Radio broadcasts accompany many of us on our hours of frustration in Southland traffic and the games are sources of familiarity for family and tradition. Those who critique the more leisurely pace of baseball and the elongated season and bemoan the lack of the nonstop action that other sports provide, ignore the way in which we view baseball through the prism of past and present.
I remember my Dad taking me to Dodger and Angel games, I took my sons, they will take their kids. And it beckons back to a less frenetic time in our culture, celebrating statistics, keeping score, and treasuring memories.
Arte Moreno demonstrated once again why he is the most passionate and determined owner in Southern California sports this off-season. The
Moreno went out in free agency and signed arguably the best player in all of baseball —
Arte wasn't done. He added the top free agent pitcher, local product CJ Wilson, by signing him to a huge contract. CJ has the stuff to be a 20-game winner and add quality depth to a quality group of pitchers. With
The Angels also upgraded their bullpen, which had been another weak spot. They developed a player that should have won
They have finally upgraded the weakest hitting catching duo in all of baseball. If Kendry Morales, who was on his way to competing for
As for the
James Loney may return at first base to previous form. But the Dodgers did nothing to enhance their roster through free agency and have holes at many other positions, including pitching. This is Emperor
So Major League baseball is back and (outside the economy), all's right with the world.
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