11/07/15 - 4:45pm
Dyed-in-the-wool baseball fans are again counting the days until February. Now that the World Series is over, we must wait until the players report for spring training. All we have in the interim is hiring, firing, trading and some others sports to fill the gap — football, basketball, hockey, soccer, curling. Oh, there are a bunch of holidays, most notably Black Friday. Then there are the first presidential primary elections, which means nonstop campaigning. The beautiful reality of baseball refreshing itself is far away through the harsh fantasies of candidate promises.