Everyone has their favorite holiday. For some it is the sights and sounds of Christmas. For others it is the family values of Thanksgiving. Still others love the patriotic nature of Independence Day. No matter the holiday, they have one thing in common. They bring back memories of our childhood to simpler days filled with joy and the love of those around us.

For baseball fans, that holiday has to be Opening Day. There will be some that will argue Opening Day is not a holiday but I would beg to differ. It is a day recognized throughout the land as one signifying a new beginning, the coming of spring and ultimately the survival of the fittest.

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