“The wise man uses the change of the seasons as the moment for inner change.”
The calendar says that spring won’t arrive for a few weeks yet, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s already here. The weather’s warm, the birds are singing, and pitchers and catchers have reported for spring training — what else do you want?
This week, I took a little baby step outside the hermetically sealed world of pro sports by attending Oakland Tech’s home game against rival Oakland High. It was a like going to a Warriors game in that the teams played basketball with five players on either side. In every other respect, it was quite different:
• Tech charged us $5 to get in. While that still struck me as a bit steep for a high school game, it was a nice break from the $20-plus the Warriors charge for what can only technically be described as “professional” ball.