God Bless Opening Day

What is it about Opening Day that is so spectacular? Baseball die hard or simply a casual fan, the start of a new season brings with it more than any sporting event opener there is. From the World Series champs to the lovable losers, every fan has a glimmer of hope on this day.Image

A hope that, that off season trade is the difference maker.

A hope that Global recruits are your ace pitcher.

A hope that injuries have since healed.

A hope that even the fans in Chicago may finally see their team win the pennant.

OK, so I knock on the Cubs a little too hard, but being raised a Cardinals fan has only lead me to find great delight in their misfortunes. That aside, the Curse of the Billy Goat, or even the name Steve Bartman can be put aside for this is a day of new hopes, new dreams, and new records. This is Opening Day.Image

Besides the beauty of a clean start, comes the start of Spring, comes patriotism at its core, and comes “America’s Pastime” in full force. It is simply American beauty at the ballpark as kids ride their fathers shoulders wearing matching jerseys, friends wrap arms as they sing an off pitch version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and the smell of fried food, and chili dogs stain your nostrils.

America needs Opening Day. Every President since Taft (with the sad exception of Jimmy Carter) has thrown out an opening pitch on Opening Day. It contests Independence Day as the most patriotic holiday there is, and though not officially recognized as a Holiday just yet, Opening Day gives freedom from the world, and offers a one of a kind experience.

So whether you are catching all 13 games while in the comfort of your home, office, or Sports Bar, or you have that golden ticket to see your team soar to victory giving you such high hopes for this season, celebrate today. Celebrate God’s gift to sImageports. 


God Bless America, and God Bless Baseball.

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35 comments on “God Bless Opening Day

  1. casadechloe says:

    Fantastic piece! Your writing style is rad. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. davidmyster says:

    Very nice article. I look forward to reading more posts.

  3. ohiophotogrl says:

    Take me out to the ball game….
    Take me out to the crowd….
    Great post! Thanks for stopping by my post! Keep up the blogging!

  4. TommyK says:

    Very nice piece. Opening Day should be a national holiday.

  5. Carrie Page says:

    This brilliantly captures the essence of Opening Day. Well written! On another note, my Tigers just won! Opening Day success!

  6. Sean J says:

    You can’t knock the Cubs too hard, they deserve it and worse! Thanks for the great post!

  7. imagingradio says:

    Loved your post, thanks for commenting on mine as well,, Go CUBS ( a closet Cubs fan)

  8. eviljwinter says:

    It’s an honest-to-God holiday here in Cincinnati, and now that they’ve built up the neighborhood next to Great American Ball Park, it’s worth the trip downtown for either the parade, the game, or, if you have the stamina, both.

  9. nmaris88 says:

    There really is something special about Opening Day! Baseball is America’s favorite pastime and always will be!

  10. adambarr1106 says:

    Hot dogs taste different on Opening Day. Not just because the water is new, either…

  11. Jared A Muscat says:

    Couldn’t have (and didn’t) say it better myself. It’s baseball time, and that’s a beautiful thing.

    Let’s do some posts together…maybe about the 2012 NLCS?

  12. mplsthrumywindshield says:

    “…every fan has a glimmer of hope on this day.” I think this is the key :)

  13. Great post! Truly baseball is the great American past-time. I did not realize Jimmy Carter is the only president who did not throw out an opening pitch. Here in Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory tossed an embarrassing first pitch that didn’t even make it close to the plate. He took the ribbing in good spirit. Baseball season brings us all the hope of better things to come. I enjoyed your post and look forward to reading more in the future!

  14. patcoyle53 says:

    Thank you for iinking me to your blog. Your words express so well how I feel about baseball. I look forward to reading more. Thank you for your kind words about my post.

  15. patcoyle53 says:

    Thank you for linking me to your blog. Your words express so well how I feel about baseball. I look forward to reading more. Thank you for your kind words about my post.

  16. Very well done. Nailed the feel of the day. I know here in Detroit Opening Day is a huge deal.

  17. Awesome way to capture the best day of the year! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by!

  18. avandeventer says:

    Sounds like you dug a little deeper and found more words to say more or less the same sentiments that I shared. Thanks for sharing them as well as your thoughts on my post too.

  19. CoachN says:

    Very nice piece! Thanks for sharing it with me and stopping by Stop Hitting Your Brother. Happy Opening Day to ya.

  20. nyredfanatic says:

    Hey awesome article. I enjoyed it. Thanks for checking out our blog at http://riverfrontramblings.com/blog/

    Hope to keep coming back and seeing good stuff.

  21. Happy Opening Day, and Go Giants!

  22. Great stuff man, thanks for checking out our blog as well man, #GoReds

  23. sandy32koufax says:

    I like this, Devin, it hits the spot…the empty place that is missing baseball. I saw the last two innings of the Cards game, sounded like classic shut-em-down Wainwright. Good luck, Cards fans & Play Ball!

  24. 2browndawgs says:

    Nice post. I think baseball opening day, makes people think of summer and better weather (at least for those of us in the north). It is like the unofficial start to summer.

    PS: I used to live about 3 blocks from Cubs Park. That was before lights. :)

  25. jcope2696 says:

    Than you for reading my piece on the Orioles Opening Day. I am glad you enjoyed it and appreciate the read. Great piece yourself, really enjoyed it. I was sure to follow you!

  26. bke161 says:

    Great post! Thanks for sharing on my Opening Day post as well.

  27. Great Post, I think your opening day post is better than mine

  28. Thanks so much for reading our post on Opening Day, Devin! We enjoyed yours as well! We hope that you will come back and visit us soon!

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