“I’m So Lonesome…”

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.” 

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11 Responses to ““I’m So Lonesome…””

  1. rjkitch13 Says:

    My wife and I purchased tickets to the Angels opening game. We heard a bunch of Dodger fans also bought them to be able to harass the Astros. Alas, we won’t see any of that nonsense. Hope you’re staying safe, V.

  2. Miller Says:

    All correct. Hearing from you makes the day a little better though.

  3. Thom Hickey Says:

    Hank has a song for pretty much any event.

    Stay well

    Regards Thom

  4. keithosaunders Says:

    I’ve been watching old games on youtube. I watched the 1980 Phillies division clincher v the old Montreal Expos, a classic, wacky, if not somewhat sloppy, 11 inning affair. Late in the game there were two close plays at first base, one of which the ump got wrong. Each play was shown one replay. The announcers mentioned that the ump got the second play wrong, moved on, and never mentioned it again. If that happened today there would be a review inquiry the likes of it not seen since the Zapruder film.

  5. Gary Trujillo Says:

    MLB.TV is a pretty good option as they are playing all the games from the 2018 and 2019 season. It was a bit therapeutic for me yesterday. :/

  6. wkkortas Says:

    I am doing all my baseball 20-sided dice style, as Strat-O-Matic replays have more appeal to me than watching repeats of what I can’t have.

    Stay well, good sir. You are, in this hack’s opinion, an underappreciated treasure.

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