We here at Bus Leagues have the usual thanks to hand out on Independence Day.
Thanks to the Founding Fathers for having a dream of freedom. Thanks to the farmers and merchants who answered the call and fought against overwhelming odds to realize that vision. Thanks to everyone who has fought to preserve that freedom, with pen or sword, since then.
I was thinking today, as I considered whether to take my family out to a ballgame to get our fireworks fix, that we should thank the players, execs, ticket sellers, on-field promotions personnel, and mascots who head into work today to make sure we all have a good time. For most of us, the holiday means extra time off from work to spend with our families and our grilling apparatus. But in baseball, more often than not, it’s game day.
So thanks, Bus League pros. We owe you one. Have a cold one on us after you’re done cleaning up the popcorn and spilled drinks. And enjoy those fireworks. They’re for you, too.