Friday, February 20, 2009

Opening Day

"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds has come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."

- Song of Solomon, 2:11 - 12, KJV

As most of you know, I live in Michigan. A such, I grew up listening to the Detroit Tigers baseball on the radio with Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey on the mic. Before the start of the first Spring Training broadcast each year, Harwell quoted the chapter and verse above. Over the years, Harwell's use of the Biblical quote came to symbolize both the start of spring and the beginning of baseball season. As such, I decided to share this little Michigan tradition with all of you on this Opening Day of the college baseball season.