Americans this week have some reason for rejoicing: the Republic has survived another winter and Opening Day is at hand.
That recurrent national disgrace, the Super Bowl, has become history. Hockey’s blood-smeared glaze of ice, once threatening to coat the land, will soon melt like a bad memory.
Even basketball will eventually dribble down in its endless playoffs. All those games of winter provided their small portion of sustenance during the long period of blight and chill from the end of the World Series to the beginning of baseball season.
No matter what the calendar says, no matter what the weather, spring is here, because baseball is about to start again. By paying proper and respectful attention to this important event we all can participate in the rites of spring.
- Associated Press (April 6, 1975)
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