Even in the low minors Monday wasn't just another game day.
August 1 is Trade Deadline Day in baseball. Big-league clubhouses everywhere have ESPN on, or MLB Network, watching to see who gets moved -- your teammates, your opponents, yourself. Everyone's watching as the 4 p.m. ET deadline approaches, most of all fans wondering if their favorite teams stocked up.
It was late July and summer was breezing by the same as ever. Children running around in the yard, my friends and theirs jumping in the pool, mixed in with the occasional golf game or family day-trips. Cherishing the weather, each other, and the days before autumn's obligations, and chills.