Archive for March, 2020

“I’m So Lonesome…”

March 26, 2020

Hank Williams (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

I Could Cry.”–Hank Williams

I miss the opening of the baseball season. I really do. I love Opening Day and all the pomp and ceremony that goes with it. I miss the anticipation, the sounds that make it special. I miss it “as heaven would miss the stars above.” (Bob Wills–“Faded Love”)

Usually when baseball stops, or, as in the 1970s, doesn’t start, it’s the fault of the game itself. Labor troubles are a scourge of baseball and they aren’t new (see Players League, 1890). But this isn’t the fault of either the players or the owners. It will pass, as did the other stoppages, and we’ll get back to the game. But until that happens, it’s back to Hank Williams. I feel like a dose of “Cold, Cold Heart.”