As Schwartz told the New York Times in 1995:
I firmly believe that the most extraordinary human game is professional baseball, that it is a 12-month endeavor, and it deeply occupies the mind and heart even when not being played.Schwartz's essay on the 1978 American League East playoff game, which originally ran in Sports Illustrated, was published as A Day of Light and Shadows in 2003.
I don't know what Schwartz is doing today -- his show airs on WNYC -- but here's my pale imitation:
Vin Scully's radio call of the 9th inning of Sandy Koufax's perfect game against the Chicago Cubs on September 9, 1965.I shovelled a lot of snow this weekend, but spring is coming ...
In late April 1983, the Cubs were 5-14 and hearing boos from some fans at Wrigley Field. After one of those losses, manager Lee Elia was not happy. (Warning: Adult language!)
Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour: Baseball.
And WEEI's broadcast of the most nerve-wracking game of the 2004 post-season: ALCS Game 5.
Pitchers and catchers report February 14!