Opening Day “Advent” Calendar: Day 1

Christmas is about hope and new beginnings. It is about possibilities, starting over, and joy. For those of us who love baseball, oftentimes there is more excitement around Opening Day than Christmas for all the same reasons, plus the fact that if everything goes right, you get to feel that excitement every day for more than six months.

With 25 days until Christmas Opening Day (Opening Day is the 25th day), here is my Opening Day Advent Calendar.

Day 1:

The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.

America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

This field, this game — it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again.

Ohhhhhhhh, people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.

Field of Dreams

As a baseball fan, how could you not love this monologue by James Earl Jones character at the end of Field of Dreams? And if you are not a fan of baseball, how could this not make you fall in love with the game?

To watch Jones deliver this perfectly, check out the video here.

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