‘The boys — and girls — of summer’

Wow. What fabulous weather this weekend. Hope you enjoyed it.

Besides going for a long walk with our puppy, we grilled up some hot dogs (a 2-for-1 special on Hebrew National), whipped up some potato salad (dill adds a good kick), swung open the doors and turned on the Dodgers/Giants exhibition game.

Spring and summer is the best season: the first mow in your yard, and Opening Day for baseball and later trout fishing in the high Sierra.

I grew up as a Dodgers fan but have rooted for the Giants for years. Even if you’re not a Dodgers fan, read “Dodger Stadium” by Mark Langill. Great history and images, going back to opening day in April 1962.

One of my favorite baseball books also is “Sandy Koufax” by Jane Leavy. It’s about religion, not just baseball, and chronicles the transition of baseball from America’s favorite pastime to too much commercialism.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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