Play Ball!

My good buddy Aaron hates this, but baseball is truly is America's Past Time. A couple quotes from the movie Fever Pitch can explain my feelings a little better than I can.

"I like being part of something that's bigger than me, than I. It's good for your soul to invest in something you can't control."

Troy: Why do we inflict this on ourselves?
Ben: Why? I'll tell you why, 'cause the Red Sox never let you down.
Troy: Huh?
Ben: That's right. I mean - why? Because they haven't won a World Series in a century or so? So what? They're here. Every April, they're here. At 1:05 or at 7:05, there is a game. And if it gets rained out, guess what? They make it up to you. Does anyone else in your life do that? The Red Sox don't get divorced. This is a real family. This is the family that's here for you.

To be honest up until a few years back I didn't really like watching baseball on TV and with no major leauge team within 500 miles, it was a hard sport to follow, especially after the nostagila of little leauge wore off. Don't get me wrong, I still had my favorite teams and I stilled cared about the big games but I didn't really have a love for the sport. Then about a year and a half ago my friends had all left on their missions and I was kinda going through a rough stage in my life when one crazy October night I bought tickets to the National League Championship Series. It was game 5 in Los Angeles, the Dodgers against the Philadelphia Phillies. My dad had always loved the Phillies and I chose them as my team.

It was a hell of a trip to LA, a story that needs to be saved for another blog, but all in all I came back with a new found love for the Phillies and the game of baseball. The Phillies won that game, advancing to the World Series, and made everything that went wrong on that trip, feel alright, it made everything in my life feel alright. A week later the Phils won it all! I've been hooked ever since. And last summer when I had no job, I looked forward to baseball games because when there was nothing else to do, baseball was there for me. Everyday.

Tonight was the seasons first game, it was a great start to the season, especially with the Yankees losing! 1 game down, 2429 more regular season games to go!

Sorry Aaron, baseball truly is America's Past Time!


  1. hahaha. only reason i understood this was because of your reference to fever pitch.


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