We either take the day off or leave early from work or school to watch our favorite team that we haven't seen since last fall. In addition to the optimism and hopes we all have for our team and players, Opening Day also symbolizes the end of winter. The days of snuggling under some blankets on the couch while it is cold and snowy outside are replaced by ones of grilling outdoors or taking road trips to the ballpark or elsewhere.
So, lets celebrate the end of winter and beginning of spring, with the game of baseball. I can try to put in words why baseball is such a great game and what it is represents, but I don't think I will do it enough justice. Former Detroit Tiger announce Ernie Harwell probably explains it the best during his 1981 Hall of Fame induction speech. Take a listen:
So, good luck to your favorite team and players and see you all at the ballpark.