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Posted on: Friday, January 4th, 2013
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

I just love this picture from last spring! Why? Let me count the (11) reasons why…

  1. Baseball remains the most interesting, strategic, nonviolent game around.
  2. My son, somewhere in this pic, got to play (or at least sing) center field for the Minnesota Twins. How cool is that!
  3. He also got to be on the Mega Jumbotron. That’s almost as cool!
  4. In high school, “cool” rules, perhaps to a fault. Yet here we have a bunch of cool boy-cats singing their hearts out. Hey, singing IS cool!
  5. And so is the tradition of reverently singing the National Anthem before sporting events. It’s not the best song ever written, but still: God Bless America!
  6. But back to cool, it’s now cold January here. So we can begin to count the (1000s of) hours til Opening Day.
  7. Moments make memories. And for many, many of us, life has served few memories sweeter than winning the World Series (especially for we lucky ones who were there!).
  8. Get active! Get in shape! Go outside! To this day, countless millions of people play baseball and softball for exercise, fresh air, and camaraderie.
  9. Whereas other sports may use buzzers, horns, whistles, and even guns to commence, baseball kicks off with a blue man yelling, “Play ball!
  10. This website advocates lengthy career breaks, sure. Yet teeny-tiny breaks like an evening at the ballyard prove the priceless value of all escapism.
  11. Someone once said about America, “Baseball is who we were; football is who we are.” Call me old-fashioned. But…take me out to the ballgame! Please!
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