The Green Fields of the Mind


“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.”

A. Bartlett Giamatti, “The Green Fields of the Mind,” Yale Alumni Magazine, November 1977


About Robert B. Sullivan

Author and editor of various baseball blogs, including MLB LiveWire ( and Robert B. Sullivan's Ghosts of Baseball Past (
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2 Responses to The Green Fields of the Mind

  1. imagesilove says:

    Wow, thats super poignant. It is exactly how I feel every year, especially the last few years since the Dodgers have died so close to before the finish line. Good insight…thanks for posting. – Tiffanie

  2. sullyrb1979 says:

    Thank you. Please keep up the good work with your posts as well. I haven’t gone back through your archives, but do you have any Norman Rockwell’s in your past posts? Take care. Robert

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