That’s right everyone, it’s that time of year again. Dust off the old glove and get ready to buy another hot dog, because opening day is April 5.
Soon, the stadiums will be filled with fans eager to see their favorite athletes hit 90-mile-an-hour fastballs straight toward them. They’ll be spitting out seeds and screaming at the umpires because that runner was obviously safe.
Yes, there are very few things that are much better than being at a baseball game with friends on a very clear and beautiful day. Even people who know very little-to-nothing about baseball can still appreciate and enjoy the pure joy that comes from sitting under the sun and watching the Mets kill the Phillies (yes we recognize that that scenario is rather inaccurate).
Yet, every year it seems like people make the mistake thinking that baseball’s a slow sport. But it only takes one stolen base to turn the tide of the entire game. One error could lead to one run, which could lead to one point, which could lead to one win, which could lead to the World Series. There are so many intricacies to baseball, we don’t understand how people can’t enjoy it.
Honestly, of all the sports in the world, baseball is probably the most fun to watch because of the importance of each play. With no time-limits to hinder a game and infinite possibilities, the consequence of each move a player makes is left to wash over you as you try to figure out who exactly got that RBI.
Heck, we’re so excited about opening day that we urge every baseball fan in America to break in that leather, grab your caps and your friends and get ready for another season of this country’s pastime.
Now, where’d we put our tickets?