And despite cartoons like this:
Not everyone is a baseball fan and that's OK. (The fact that everyone is not a Reds fan is a problem, but we'll deal with that another time.)
1. Opening Day is a new start. No matter what your team did last year, on Opening Day you're undefeated.
2. Opening Day is a reminder of why you like the game. The energy is positive. The fans are happy. No one (well, almost no one) is complaining about the umps, the manager, the pitching staff, or that guy that should have stolen second.
3. Opening Day is a leveler. Even if your team won the world series last year, they have to start again this year.
Maybe last season in your life was rough. Maybe you struck out more than you connected. Maybe you warmed the bench, never quite figuring out your place. Maybe a teammate had more success than you, more accolades than you, or even just more fun playing the game.
Today is your Opening Day. Greet it with joy.
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