Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Luke Scott, 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Green #168
Without a doubt, this has to be the greenest card in my collection. It's a fitting selection, since we just celebrated St. Patrick's Day yesterday (at least I did, with a six pack of Smithwick's). I'm also thinking green because bit by bit, Spring is coming. I stubbornly believe that. Calendar-wise, the vernal equinox is this coming Sunday. I loathe cold weather and most everything that comes with it. But little indicators are sprouting up to give me hope and encouragement. The dehumidifier in my basement just kicked on for the first time in months, and I saw fit to buy a new lightweight jacket during my last shopping trip. Opening Day is less than three weeks away, and thanks to the bump in Daylight Savings Time, it's light outside when I get home from work. Now the frustrating dance begins. High of 65 today, but Maryland tops out at 50 tomorrow. Still chilly enough in the mornings to wrap up in a heavier jacket and scarf, but warm enough in the afternoon to awkwardly stuff the ensemble in my backpack. Come on, Spring. We're waiting.