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Life Begins Again!

Everything is fresh and new today because it's Opening Day for Major League Baseball.  Today is the one day that all baseball fans have hope, optimism and dreams of glory.  This is the day when all baseball fans can say their team is tied with all other teams for first place.  I guess fans of the Pirates and Nationals most likely say that their team is tied with everyone else for last place.  Even if your team is not predicted to do well this season, it doesn't really matter.  This is when America's pasttime begins anew and the grind of a 162 game season is fresh. I understand other sports like football and NASCAR may be more popular then baseball these days, but for me baseball is like an old friend.  Once the baseball season begins your team is there day in and day out to entertain or frustrate you.  There's nothing better than doing some work around the house on a Saturday afternoon and have the game on the radio. Some complain that baseball is too slow moving, but that's what makes it great.  Baseball is alwyas there waiting for you.  You can look away for a few minutes and miss nothing or look away for a second and miss everything. Baseball may have changed over the years.  The players are paid a lot more and all the steroid abuse created a dark cloud over the game.  However, some things about the game are exactly the same like 3 strikes and 60 feet 6 inches. From now until October I can watch my beloved Chicago White Sox on yet another quest to make it to the Fall Classic.  The Whites Sox will be there day in and day out to provide thrills and aggravation for me.  Just as they have for the past 11o years.

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