Good morning, baseball.

Good morning, rolled-back tarp.

Good morning, green grass.

Good morning, entrance gate.

Good morning, Yasiel.

Good morning, light outerwear.

Good morning, disappointed Cubs fans.

Good morning, beer.

Good morning, more than possible lineup.

Good morning, starting rotation.

Good morning, sound system, blaring and big.

Good morning, scribbled scorecard.

Good morning, beer.

Good morning, pressbox glass.

Good morning, mitt stitches.

Good morning, parking garage.

Good morning, grounds crew.

Good morning, tiny pocket calendar.

Good morning, engraved bats.

Good morning, high heat and slow jogs.

Good morning, StatsTracker.

Good morning, peanut shells.

Good morning, bobbleheads, terrifying and true.

Good morning, hot dogs.

Good morning, Bell family.

Good morning, current radar projected on the scoreboard.

Good morning, golden sombrero, shiny and true.

Good morning, front office.

Good morning, backstop.

Good morning, Tucker.

Good morning, balls in the upper deck.

Good morning, bunts.

Good morning, World Series trophies.

Good morning, blackout dates.

Good morning, batting cages and protective netting.

Good morning, Twitter experts.

Good morning, Marty and Cowboy.

Good morning, angry ushers.

Good morning, All Star ballots.

Good morning, small children running from Gapper.

Good morning, Joey.

Good morning, batting circle.

Good morning, beer.

Good morning, Ted, and Tony, and Joe, and Johnny.

Good morning, WAR.

Good morning, painted logos.

Good morning, enormous bag of kettlecorn.

Good morning, today’s Mike Trout trade rumors.

Good morning, night games.

Good morning, pace of play.

Good morning, ice cream.

Good morning, spotty MLB Ballpark stream.

Good morning, fireworks, bright and loud.

Good morning, batting practice.

Good morning, hope.

Good morning, home.

Good morning, America.

Good morning, baseball.

We missed you.

14 Responses

  1. MIke Adams

    Mary Beth, nice to think about all those things!

    And I notice that you have NO in-between innings distractions in your “tribute” or “welcome back”.

    As has been stated before, that stuff takes away from the game.

    Used to be one would discuss the prior half inning or innings of the game in between at-bats.
    Now there is dumb video races, kiss cams, prize contests, quizzes, etc. Distracts from talking about the baseball being played.

    • Mary Beth Ellis

      I like that you responded to what *wasn’t * there– negative space for the win!!

  2. Soto

    “Tiny pocket calendar “ is my favorite. Perfect placement in the list too.

    • Mary Beth Ellis

      Thanks! I’m afraid those won’t be around much longer…

  3. Markof the beach

    Good morning, Marty Love your post Mary Beth

    • Mary Beth Ellis

      Thanks! If you follow Marty on Instagram, he is making his way across the nation to Florida via car. Just got to Tombstone, AZ!

  4. Rut

    I read that in my “Goodnight Moon” voice that i used when reading bedtime stories to my kids…

    Perhaps you can try for the Prequel rights Mary Beth?

    Either way I too am ready for baseball!

    • Eric

      I read it that way, too. 🙂

      What wonderful Friday reading. Thank you, Mary Beth!

      • Mary Beth Ellis

        You are very welcome. Thanks so much for reading 🙂

    • Mary Beth Ellis

      As long as they don’t go back to sleep when it’s not naptime…!

  5. Mark Moore

    Good morning indeed!!! It is finally time (even though there are unsigned big names out there) to shake off the Winter doldrums and embrace the hope and possibilities of the 2019 Redleg Campaign.

    Thanks for this, MBE!! +5000 to get things started.

    • Mary Beth Ellis

      Joey’s in town! All is well 🙂