today is the first day of summer. that's what the calendar says - here in minny it's relatively cold and definitely rainy. i sure hope the weather improves next week for the dodgers' visit. anyway, the realistic pessimist in me says that the days are going to get shorter after today, and the optimistic realist in me says that there's still plenty of baseball yet to be played. i can't help but think that it's not meaningful baseball, however, as the dodgers and twins are well back of a playoff spot at this point.
i've been focusing a lot more on the vintage part of my collection this year, due in large part to poor play of the current teams, as well as all the ownership drama going on in la. therefore, i will look to a boy of summer for inspiration, specifically this roy campanella issue that he supposedly used by the hall of fame catcher as a giveaway after his paralyzing automobile accident when someone requested his autograph (the auto is a pre-print)
enjoy the rest of the summer everybody, shorter days and all.