Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Opening Day

It may not be recognized as an official national holiday, but baseball fans everywhere are rejoicing as today is Opening Day. Hope springs eternal because on this one day of the year, anything is possible. The season ahead is full of promise and our team hasn't had a chance yet to disappoint us repeatedly. Our hearts haven;t been broken yet. Summer lies ahead and so the possibilities are endless as to what the future holds. All is right with the world because baseball is back.

Why does this game have such a grip on us? This clip sums it up much better than I ever could. It's one of the best written monologues in the history of film. As a bonus, it makes the case that baseball is not just another sport. It is inextricably link to the fabric of America.

Rejoice, America. Baseball is back.

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