Happy 4th of July!

July 5, 2008 at 2:21 am | Posted in Holidays | Leave a comment

Yeah, it’s after midnight now, but it was a busy day. I did some work around the house, had dinner with my wife and my in-laws, and watched the Rays beat the Royals. I’m glad that we didn’t go to watch the fireworks because we would have gotten drenched by a rainstorm. I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July. It’s a day to reflect on all of the good things about the United States of America. There’s our democracy, our liberties, and the fact that we live in the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. And of course, there is our national pastime. Since this is a blog about baseball and baseball cards, so I want to share two things with you in the spirit of the holiday:

The above video is from the best scene in one of the best baseball movies ever made, Field of Dreams. The words are spoken by James Earl Jones’ character, Terence Mann:

The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh, people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

And of course, here is my most patriotic baseball card, a Scott Kazmir autographed 2007 Upper Deck Black “Pride of a Nation” card:

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