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  •  I've tried commenting on this a couple of times... (3+ / 0-)

    But scrapped them. It's highly personal for me, as I imagine it is for others here. So I appreciate the diary.

    Opening Day means a lot to me. Baseball means a lot to me. Not just the game itself, which is wonderful. Not just the two WS championships for this SFG fan. All those things are awesome and part of the reason I love the game. But the family bonds... Baseball unites people in ways few things can. My Grandmother was a die-hard Giants fan. She moved to Oakland with my Grandfather in 1953, and the Giants moving to SF in 1958 was a big deal. She got to see them finally win one in SF. Unfortunately, she passed about 2 months before they won their second. I wish she'd been able to see it. I wish she wasn't gone.

    I don't know. I'm struggling to articulate what I mean without getting too personal. All I know is Giants-Dodgers was appointment TV for me today, like Opening Day is every year. The Giants lost. Kershaw is good. There's been roughly 130 opening days for the Giants franchise. I hope there's at least 130 more.

    •  I hear you, SixSixSix. (1+ / 0-)
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      I learned to love baseball through a beloved.  Watching and learning a game through the eyes and guidance of someone who lives and breathes it makes all the difference, for both really.  Somehow, the love of the game and the love for that person commingle in an almost indescribable, wonderful way. And every opening day, we get to relish those memories once again.

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