April 13, 1992 |
According to the calendar makers, the first day of spring is March 20; but in the American culture the first day of spring is opening day of baseball. That is when the nation throws off its winter Angst and returns to its love affair with what David Halberstam calls "the perfect game." My wife and I went to opening day at Dodger Stadium a week ago with our older son and his two sons.
April 29, 1987
ROUND 1 1. Tampa Bay, Vinny Testaverde (Miami, Fla.), qb; 2. Indianapolis, Cornelius Bennett (Alabama), lb; 3. Houston, from Buffalo, Alonzo Highsmith (Miami, Fla.), rb; 4. Green Bay, Brent Fullwood (Auburn), rb; 5. Cleveland, from San Diego, Mike Junkin (Duke), lb; 6. St. Louis, Kelly Stouffer (Colorado St.), qb; 7. Detroit, Reggie Rogers (Washington), de; 8. Buffalo, from Houston, Shane Conlan (Penn St.), lb; 9. Philadelphia, Jerome Brown (Miami, Fla.), dt; 10.