by, Kate Cashwell, Emily Carrigan, Steven Burneson–
As the the super bowl has gone with winter, and march madness has had its way with our brackets, it’s now time to shift toward America’s favorite pastime: baseball.
Opening day, one of the most anticipated days of the year because it marks the start of a long spring season of baseball, took place on April 3. Some Americans argue that opening day should be a national holiday, while others prefer to treat every game like a holiday, vowing to never miss their team at home or on the road, whether they watch in the stands or on the couch.
The Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, and St. Louis Cardinals are three teams expected to make a statement this season, and they started that long journey on opening day. To of those teams, the Giants and Red Sox, celebrated with a win over their opponents, while St. Louis fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Whether you are a lifelong fan who grew up wearing baseball jerseys before you could walk, or you’re moving to a new city and ready to pledge allegiance to a team, now is the time to commit. Baseball is in full swing with 30 teams playing 162 games a piece. That’s a lot of baseball and a lot of time for teams to prove their worth.
So whoever you’re rooting for this season, know that it is never too late to become a fan, and get ready for the exciting season ahead.