Finally, it's here.
Opening Day of the baseball season.
Time Begins on Opening Day. That is the title of Tom Boswell's book and a saying that has been around for a long time. Baseball and its Opening Day used to be a much bigger deal for Americans than it is now. Opening Day occurred long before there was a Final Four or a Super Bowl.
But that's neither here nor there. Tonight the St. Louis Cardinals -- World Champion St. Louis Cardinals -- host the New York Mets to open this year's Major League season. The Cards and the Mets have their two aces starting on the mound.
The first two or three weeks of the season can be tentative and are usually not indicative of how things are going to go. Practically nothing can be discerned from the first game. Still, it will be good to have baseball back.
And, thus, the painting above.
About the painting
Opening Day 2007
A runner tries to elude the catcher and the tag at home.
10 x 14 watercolor on 140 lb. cp
(This is an original, not a print.)
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Posted by Jim Stovall at 6:10 PM