Yesterday was Opening Day of the baseball season. That means it is time for more sports predictions! What teams do you think will play in the World Series, and which one will win it?
There is a proposal before the body politic to declare a 12th national holiday: Baseball’s Opening Day!
Finally, a cause to unite all Americans. Or not. I suppose we could also make Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday, to keep the balance of American sports, and since federal workers usually don’t have to work on Sundays anyway, it wouldn’t cost anything. Or, if 12 is too many federal holidays–that’s over two weeks of paid vacations–we could move a bunch of the existing ones to Sundays, since that once-sacred day is no longer generally set apart anymore.
So what about Opening Day being a national holiday? Why should our holidays be all about the government, political leaders, unions, and war? Why not a sports day? [Read more…]
In yet another day marking the renewal that is Spring, today is the new baseball season’s Opening Day. (That it falls on April Fools’ Day is just a coincidence.) In observance of this significant holiday for us baseball fans, I will link to this column by E. J. Dionne, linking baseball to religion, a notion that I sort of understand but ultimately reject: Hope’s opening day.
So keeping in mind that Opening Day is when hope springs eternal and all teams are tied and anybody can win, who do you think will win the World Series?