You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.
~ Joe DiMaggio
Opening Day is my favorite day of the year. To me, it should be a national holiday. I used to always take the day off and either go to the game with my dad, or just stay at home and watch it on TV. Either way, it was a special day to be honored appropriately, just like any other holiday.
Opening Day is still special, even when I can’t be there in person (or in front of the TV) supporting my team. Sure, there’s a lot going on in the world, but perhaps that’s even more of a reason to stop and smell the roses – or the freshly raked infield dirt. In honor of this very special day, I’m not being the Baseball Sociologist today, just baseballrebecca.
So, take a minute to be a kid again and get reacquainted with your inner baseball fan. Opening Day is just the beginning – an entire season of possibilities is still ahead!