All Is Good In The World
Roger Clemons is testifying in front of Congress on steroids use in baseball.
Barry Bonds is effectively out of baseball.
My beloved San Francisco Giants are predicted to come in last place.
But none of that matters…
PITCHERS REPORT TO SPRING TRAINING TODAY!!!
All is good in the world.
Just as the coming of spring is the moment when hope takes over for vineyard owners who see a new growing season rapidly approaching, so too is the opening of baseball’s spring training camps the time when I imagine that for the first time in my life my San Francisco Giants just might win the world series…for the first time in my lifetime.
I can’t even begin to imagine the appropriate wine to open were such an event to take place. I suspect there really isn’t a wine that could be opened that actually conveys the importance that moment would have.
Sweet Victory At Last…suggests a Yquem. But even the sweet golden brown glare off an older d’Yquem would be a pale offering to the baseball Gods.
Vindication After The 54 Year Wait…suggests a 1954 First Growth: Perhaps the luck it would take finding a 1954 First Growth that is drinkable would be appropriate given the luck it will take for the Giants to win the world Series this year.
Ah…it doesn’t matter. I’ll hope in spite of the fact no wine could do the trick in the event my dream comes true. My thirst for a Giants World Series victory can only be quenched by seeing my team receive that coveted trophy. And even if they fail (again) this year to make my dreams come true, I nonetheless can dream, just as the hopeful wine growers start to do this time of year.
All is good.