OPENING DAY HAS ARRIVED!!!

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Ah, Baseball…Is there a greater game on the face of the planet? Some may argue about other sports being more popular, better attended, more watched. But I give you our National Pastime, one filled with such amazing history, man has yet to create a tome to capture it all. Try as they may, historians will always fail to record every incredible moment, because it would be impossible to harvest even a fraction of what has happened from over 400,000 games played since the advent of this amazing sport.

That is the true beauty of The Show, the sheer magnitude and richness of a single season. 162 games fought before a single team is called out. 162 chances for fans to witness a perfect game, watch an unassisted triple play, sit thru a cycle or rejoice at a walk-off. When your beloved team falters on the field, the pain is but a blink of an eye, before the next first pitch is thrown out anew, and hope is restored.

So, others can keep their gridirons and pitches. Their rinks and courts hold nothing for us. We come each year to worship at the foot of the diamond and await those two magical words…PLAY BALL!!!

21 Comments

    • Bseus

      April 6, 2012

      Ready to Rock!!! Awesome collage thanks!!!!

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    • jaredean

      April 6, 2012

      It was a lot of fun to make!!! Thanks to all that sent pictures – i really hope i didn’t miss any that were sent…i put all of them I got from the request into the collage, so if you sent me a pic and it didn’t make it – i didn’t overlook you on purpose!!!

      GO ROX!!!

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    • Bob in WV

      April 6, 2012

      In Chicago now, in Houston by noon! Go ROX!!!!!

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      • rockymountainhigh

        April 6, 2012

        Arrived in Houston last night; I’m so ready to crash the pre-game festivities and spoil their good times. Everyone look for me and Bob in WV on TV along 1B line! Me in section 131 row 7 seats 9 & 12.

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      • jaredean

        April 6, 2012

        send me pics from the game to put on the site!

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    • EdtheUmp

      April 6, 2012

      Your effort on this new site has been nothing short of spectacular! Fabulous effort!

      Based on what I saw at spring training, these Rox will compete and compete and compete.

      You can ask nothing more of a team…now let’s get this party started!

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    • ProgMatinee

      April 6, 2012

      Play ball. Now the wait to get off work and watch the game is killing me.

      Great job on the site, Jared!

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      • TJinPhoenix

        April 6, 2012

        Orange, that’s my little boy, we took that at Spring Training fan photo day in Tucson in 2010. All the players loved him in his Rockies outfit!

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    • jaredean

      April 6, 2012

      So, was anyone inspired reading my “opening day” post? I tried to hit it out of the park, pomp, circumstance, etc…or did everyone just look at the picture and move on 🙂

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      • Wayne

        April 6, 2012

        I read it and thought it was great. Thanks for all you do on this site for all of us.

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      • Timo

        April 6, 2012

        Yeahhh Buddy! Nothing like the 1st game of the year! Great job with the site. I like the ratings buttons and see you got a FB page up now! I look forward to interacting w/ ya’ll this season! Hope it’s one for the books…GO ROX!

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      • TJinPhoenix

        April 6, 2012

        Its up there with James Earl Jones’s speech in Field of Dreams…”baseball Ray…”

        Great job!

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      • roxnsox

        April 6, 2012

        Loved it, Jaredean. Thanks for going all poetic on us (seriously :)) The poetry, both literal and visual, associated with this beautiful game is part of why I love it.

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    • Jeff F

      April 6, 2012

      Thank You Again for creating this website. It helps us Rox Fans follow the team outside of Colorado

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      • jaredean

        April 6, 2012

        My pleasure Jeff – where you hail from?

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    • Deep Purple

      April 6, 2012

      I want to chime in and also thank you, Jared, for picking up the ball and not just running with it after ITR shut down, but doing such a terrific job.
      I also want to say that I am completely happy that spring training games are over. I went to one last week and other than the fact that there were MLB players on the field, at least for 5-6 innings, it felt a little too laid back, very much like a high school or college game (could it be because I watched the Orioles play the Nats here in Sarasota? Possibly.).

      Laid-back is nice, but it’s time to get busy with the season! I am soooo ready!

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