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.

35 thoughts on “God Bless Opening Day

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. 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!

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