I have always believed that Opening Day should be a national holiday and I have treated it as such. If it falls on a weekday I will take the day off from work. It is a magical time where every baseball team and every baseball fan has a new beginning. For many fans it may be the only day where your favorite team is in first place. It is not just the game that makes Opening Day special; it is a reminder that no matter how badly things in our life have gone in the past, we can all start new.

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