There is almost nothing better than baseball season. Sitting outside in the warm stadium as the sun shines down and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" plays over the speakers, watching your favorite player get a hit and dancing like an idiot to get on the dance cam - I could go on.
Baseball is great for so many reasons, more than can possibly be named, but here are some of my favorites.
1. Hot summer game days.
You can't convince me that there is anything more satisfying than going to a baseball game on a hot day and enjoying the game.
Having a few pre-game drinks and tailgating in parking lots is basically a tradition. If you aren't going to the bar outside of the stadium and drinking a beer, *newsflash,* you're doing it wrong.
4. The memories.
When we look back in 20 years, I want to be able to remember all of the laughs and fun that I had at the game, just enjoying the sport and my friends.
3. The AMAZING food.
Ballpark food is THE BEST. I'll fight you on this one. I will win.
5. Special theme nights.
Okay, but "Game of Thrones" night where you can sit on a mock Iron Throne? Please, take my money.
6. Buying new jerseys and hats.
One can never have enough baseball jerseys or team hats. Never. Never. Never.
7. Ballpark giveaways.
The best part is when they give you the shirts and the hats at the door simply for buying a ticket and attending! I'll take my shirt in a large, please and thank you!
8. Hoping for a better record than last year.
*cough cough Orioles fans cough cough*
9. The chance to catch a ball.
While the odds aren't huge, it is every fans dream.
10. Have I mentioned the food yet?
The food is literally unparalleled,
11. No seriously, ballpark food is to die for.
Like, I would actually fight for this.
12. Love for the game.
Baseball is incredible. At the end of the day, after all of the food and giveaways, we all go to the game for the love of the sport We go to cheer on the home team and have a good time.
Some of my favorite memories are of going to baseball games with my friends and family. Baseball has given me memories and photos I will have forever. Baseball will always hold a special place in my heart, no matter how the home team plays this season.