Baseball is back

By Kaitlin Trujillo
On April 5, 2018

 

Baseball is back and my heart is happy. 

Opening day for Major League Baseball was last week and all felt right in the world. 

The time between October and April is awfully long.

Sure, we have spring training games in between, but those games don’t compare to the 162 games of the regular season. 

The only thing better than the 162 are the post-season games, but I have to pace myself here. 

I truly love this time of year.

I love the camaraderie between fans, the smell of concession stand food mixed with the summer air and the sounds of a roaring crowd. 

One of my favorite moments of going to a baseball game is walking through the tunnels at a major league stadium, stepping into the sunlight and seeing the expanse of green slowly grow before your eyes: the stage for a nine inning battle. 

I grew up watching baseball and the game feels nostalgic to me.

Throughout American history, baseball has been there. 

Through the Great Depression, the Civil Rights movement and 9/11, America’s pastime brought people together. 

Most recently, the Astros boosted the morale of recently knocked down Houston when they brought home the World Series title for the very first time. 

There is undoubtedly magic in this sport. 

If you don’t believe me, you’ve never seen a bottom of the ninth homerun to win the game or a seen a kid’s face when he catches a ball hit his way.

I don’t get how anyone could not love baseball.

Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics, said it best when he said “it’s hard not to be romantic about baseball.”

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