I remember sitting on my balcony last summer listening to baseball. I had my screen door open and the game turned up, so that I could hear it outside.
It was a warm July evening. I imagined each pitch as it was told. I visualized each swing of the bat. And each play. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, the voice of the Lansing Lugnuts, painted the picture for me, as I took in the summer air on that specific night.
I remember staring out at Toronto and at the black and white ‘tabletop’ structure that stands above OCAD’s main campus off in the distance. The blue sky started to absorb cotton candy colours, as the sun started to set.
The summer city hummed. Streetcars dinged. Cars honked. People shouted. But there was a gentle calm in the air, as I sat there listening to baseball.
I will never forget that night, specifically when Jesse began telling a story about the man responsible for the Oakland Athletics logo – the legendary John McGraw.
It cancelled out the city noise.
Jesse explained that McGraw was the New York Giants Manager back in the early 1900s. The Giants skip wasn’t a big fan of Connie …
Author: Ryan Di Francesco / Blue Jays Nation