While that was fun and all, we all know it was just a distraction leading up to this day. Yes, Easter Sunday, but also Opening Night of the 2015 baseball season.
The Yankees start their journey tomorrow behind the surgically-repaired elbow of Masahiro Tanaka at 1:00 PM, when the entire world will be at work. But i can guarantee you, the majority of the Yankees fan base in the work force will be constantly checking into their Gameday feeds.
But this is it…the season we’ve been waiting for. People can talk all they want about the boring nature of baseball; the long, drawn-out games, the methods of switching pitchers after one batter. Well, I have two things to tell them:
1. Those are specialty pitchers and if you were a coach in the bottom of the 9th, winning by one run with a hot-hitting left-handed stud up to bat, you’re going to want to bring in a pitcher that focuses on lefties and will throw three straight 100 MPH fastballs to get him out.
And 2. That’s America’s past time.
The snow has subsided (for now) and the weather is starting to get nicer just in time for 162 games (or more!) to get started. Besides, there’s not excuse NOT to watch, since the NFL isn’t even playing yet.
The hustle, the heart and the thrilling home runs. The grass stains from a diving catch and the perfect games. The heart-stopping moments in the bottom of the 9th and the victorious comebacks. The tragic defeats and the magnificent plays. The heartbreak and the sheer ecstacy of an extra-inning win.
This is why we watch baseball.
And don’t you forget it. So here’s to another season of Major League Baseball. Everyone starts with a 0-0 record…let’s see who can climb to the top this year. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!