“I see great things in baseball, It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism, tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set, repair those losses and be a blessing to us” ~Walt WhitmanToday is opening day in baseball. It’s Christmas Day for baseball lovers! 30 teams are beginning their season today with the hopes of playing in the World Series this fall. It’s a clean slate for every single team. A new year...a new start.
I have always loved baseball more than any other sport. I love the fact that it’s untimed…it’s one of the few sports that doesn’t have a clock. You must make that final play, get that final out, in order to be victorious. I love the relaxed pace of the game. Don’t get me wrong, I love the adrenaline of watching a great football or basketball game. But baseball’s relaxed pace makes it, in many ways, the sports version of a conversation.
Perhaps the thing I love the most about baseball is the fact that there’s always tomorrow. It’s a 162 game season so the teams play almost daily. If your team has a bad game, then there’s always the chance that the next day will be different It’s a marathon, not a sprint.I also love the sights, sounds, and scents (fresh roasted peanuts!) of the ballpark. There is just something so romantic about the game of baseball.
What’s your favorite sport?