Opening day for baseball season 2011 is just around the corner. Spring training is in full swing in warmer areas of the country. Opening day, March 31 this year, will be here before you know it.
Many people are checking out the stats for their favorite teams and favorite players. Some are following what is happening during spring training. Who’s doing well, who’s not. Some are catching up on off season trades, hoping their team choose well. Almost everyone is checking out the predictions for 2011. And likely every fan will be glued to their direct.tv sports channels again soon.
Some guys and gals are so in love with this All-American game that they are gearing up to play themselves. These are the true lovers of the game. Those who can’t just watch, but have to participate. These people are actually getting in shape now so they can put in a good season with a local league.
Others are checking over the drafts of fantasy baseball. These are the ones who can’t get enough of the REAL thing and need a little virtual entertainment.
Fans all over America are making their plans for that special game that they are planning on attending. Buying tickets and making plans to ensure they make memories that will last a lifetime. Many are turning to on-line ticket sellers looking for a deal.
Then we have those traditionalists who are waiting for that very first game. These are the ones who break out their team jersey and cap to sit around a large screen television with a bunch of their best friends and cheer their team on. Maybe they can not be “AT” the game, but they will be available to cheer them and get the team off to a good start.
Rogers Hornsby, The Rajah, played 23 seasons. I think his sentiment can be echoed by all true baseball lovers. Hornsby said, ” People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for Spring.” So echos the thoughts of every baseball lover.