The baseball season is right around the corner. Spring is a time that hope springs eternal and optimism soars – there is not a better time of the year because life is in motion.
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
― Leo Tolstoy,
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
― Yoko Ono
“People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemingway,
I am excited for the 2017 baseball season and especially the prospects of the LA Dodgers. This time last year on a board that shall remain nameless there was such a wailing and gnashing of teeth that made one want to find a tall building and jump off. The sky was falling, FAZ has doomed the Dodgers and everything is horrible. Some fans were so distraught that they quit being fans. It was a challenging season with what was likely the all-time record for trips to the Disabled List. It looked bleak for a time, buy we know know how it all ended. You can rest assured that Andrew Friedman wants to take it to the next level, which is the World Series. That is not as easy as it sounds.
Over the next few weeks, I will analyze the state of the team, the pitching and what the future might hold. But as it stands right now, I am thankful for the former LA Dodger Talk Commenters who have came back. I like the newfound sense of community and I like disagreement… without being disagreeable. I am not going to re-visit the past, but I will not allow this site to create divisions. We all have opinions, and we can disagree. We can do it civilly and not make personal attacks on each other. Most importantly, we can focus on the Dodgers. Talk politics somewhere else. You can talk about anything else that is not divisive and piques your interest.
This is a blog about the Dodgers – it’s fresh start for everyone. Let’s make the best of it!