As Major League Baseball makes its triumphant return this month, millions of fans will breathe a collective sigh of relief. Winter will officially be over, and the next six months will bring 162 opportunities to enjoy bleacher seats in the sun and walk-off home runs. But for a devoted few, winter already ended weeks ago with the first pitches of spring training baseball.
“In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”