I love baseball. And I love to paint. Lots of good memories were swirling around me as I tried to capture the leather and stitching. Playing ball with my cousins as a kid. Going to Twins games with my family. The sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of summer. Summer's fading and so are the Twins' hopes of post-season play. Oh well, there's always next year....for lots of things.