Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone – hope you’re with someone you love today and/or at least eating a boatload of chocolate. Either way.
In the spirit of the holiday, I thought it’d be nice to share this terrific piece by Doug Miller, who comes up with a team of all-timers that would fit right in on this day of love. It’s worth a look.
This year it seems like most baseball writers got a break; I recall two years in a row having to leave for spring training on or before Valentine’s Day (thanks, Joe Torre) which didn’t exactly sit well with The Girlfriend. Thankfully, she didn’t hold it against me and went on to become The Wife.
For those of you with more a bah-humbug approach to V-Day, you’ll no doubt enjoy this: I was listening to the Rangers-Lightning game in the car this afternoon and heard the announcers describe how a young man in the crowd proposed to his date on the scoreboard during a stoppage in play. The woman looked at the board, looked at the man and promptly got up and stormed out, the would-be groom chasing hopelessly after.
Ah, young love. What a thing.
UPDATE, 4:42 p.m.: Good job by reader Tom, who found video of the, um, aborted proposal here.