In honor of the Kansas City Royals’ Home Opener today, I thought it’d only be appropriate to bask in the glory that is baseball.
Appropriately coined America’s Favorite Pastime, baseball is a classic summertime activity that millions of fans flock to each year. At just the mention of the sport, many start dreaming of Cracker Jacks, hot dogs, and catching fly balls while humming Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
But what makes baseball so great?
No other sport promotes fan enthusiasm quite like baseball. One of the most family friendly outings your group can go on, baseball games are fun for all ages, without the overbearing rowdiness (and drunkenness) of other sports.
It wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s that I realized some pitchers intentionally hit other players on purpose. While that may not be very great sportsmanship, the anticipation makes for one entertaining game.
One of the best things about baseball is how unpredictable the game can be. Sure, there are 9 innings to keep everything on track, but you never know when the home team will score 8 runs in the bottom of the extra 12th, or if a foul ball will give you a nosebleed.
What are you looking forward to the most this MLB season?