Possibly the only real bright side for the 2017 is the acknowledgment of a far more enduring local player than any of the baseball "stars" passing through town.
Fans know their favorite teams are full of drama, on the field and sometimes off. Players come and players go, but at every game there's at least one real character whose only job is to be a good sport. Commentator Victor Wishna explains in this month's edition of 'A Fan's Notes.'
You decide . . .