Just something about it

Dan the #1 Rays fan wanted to try his hand at writing a post for thefoulline. Take a read and let him know what you think.

There is nothing in all of sports like baseball’s opening day.

Week one of the NFL season is great. So is the NCAA Tournament. Everyone loves the Olympics, and the World Cup is the most popular sporting event in the entire world. But none of them even come close to comparing to the start of another baseball season.

What is it about opening day? Is it the renewed sense of hope felt by every single team? Where teams like the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros can be tied for the best record in baseball after one game? Or is it the sense of family bonding, where you play hookey and pull your kids out of school to head over to the ballpark? Or is it the atmosphere, with the cold beer, sizzling hot dogs, fresh cut grass and warm sunshine? ( Well maybe not at Tropicana Field). What is it about opening day that makes it so great?

One thing that has always made me wonder is why does a loss on opening day hurt so much? It counts in the standings the exact same as a loss on June 13th. But it just FEELS so much different doesn’t it? Almost as if an entire offseason of expectations and hope have been dashed by one ill timed poor effort during the first game of the season. I love it. It adds to the magic of opening day. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

It’s become a National Holiday for all Americans, a day they look forward to the second after the last pitch of the previous season is thrown, and our World Champions are crowned. Only one team can reach the mountain top. For the other 29 losers, it’s always “wait until next year”.

Well next year has arrived. Opening day has come and gone, and now we have 160 games over the next 5 months to enjoy the roller coaster ride of another baseball season. It’s sure to be a long grind.

But theres just something about opening day.

Dan The #1 Rays Fan’s quick hits:

– Heading to opening day at the Trop was an amazing experience as usual. Tailgating and having a few beers with thefoulline crew made it even better.

– Dennis and Willis are great guys who really know there baseball.

– And Willis makes an amazing ham and cheese sandwich.

– The Atlanta Braves are the best team in baseball.

– The Colorado Rockies are the worst.

– It wouldn’t be right to write a post for thefoulline and not mention there beloved Boston Red Sox. They look awesome. If Dempster pitches well and Ellsbury is healthy there dangerous.

– Im starting to hate the Baltimore Orioles. They are legit.

– How smart does Dave look right now? Every move he made is working out. Justin Upton and Bryce Harper are tearing it up, Freddie Freeman looks like the MVP, and Yu Darvish and Jeff Samardzija are the front runners for the CY Young. Ridiculous.

– Shoutout to sportsmanMike. His team is having a great opening week, and the moves he made look to have improved his team. Fantasy sports are more fun when your team is good and your making deals and talking smack.

– Dont forget to like Yaysports Real Talk Radio on facebook!

– Thank you to thefoulline.com upper management for allowing me to write this guest post. I have been an avid reader of the site for a long time, and it’s an honor to write a post for you guys. I hope to write for you guys more in the future if you’ll have me back.

It’s that time of year again… Baseball is back! Enjoy the ride.

23 Responses to “Just something about it”

  1. BDog Says:

    Nice post Dan, although I take offense to your comment about my Rockies. We would most certainly beat the Houston Astros in a 3 game series!

    Glad baseball is here.

  2. 2012 thefoulline.com fantasy baseball champion Says:

    Hey BDog, thanks for commenting and im glad you liked my post. I only said that about the Rockies cause I look at there pitching and don’t really see anything in the rotation or bullpen that can win a game… Although Tulo and Cargo are healthy, (for now), so that helps.

  3. 2012 thefoulline.com fantasy baseball champion Says:

    I just want to apologize to BDog. I was way off base when I said your Rockies were the worst team in baseball. With a healthy Tulo and Cargo, the 35 home runs from Willin Rosario, and breakouts like Dexter Fowler, this team will score some runs. There pitching isn’t very good, but they can mash.

    So I apologize BDog! Rockies are mashing!

  4. BDog Says:

    Yea our offense is looking good for sure! I just hope Tulowitzki and Gonzalez can finally each play 150 games this year. Then we can see our true offensive potiential.

  5. sportsmanMike Says:

    Thanks for the shutout Dan. Nice post. So far I’m having more fun then ever. 2013 fantasy champion!

  6. 2012 thefoulline.com fantasy baseball champion Says:

    Hey everyone, tonight is going to be our thefoulline.com chat night. The Rays and Red Sox start at 7pm, and the chat night begins at 6:55 and runs throughout the game. I hope to see most of you there for this fun event! Just click on the chat header at the top of the website

  7. 2012 thefoulline.com fantasy baseball champion Says:

    It’s been much too quiet here!

  8. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I can no longer post as the defending champion! That’s so unfortunate.

  9. Dave Says:

    Yeah….it’s a damn shame

  10. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    If someone had told me the Tigers would be behind 2-1 after the 6th inning of game 2 I would have told you that you were crazy. The Tigers are choking away the best starting pitching against the Boston lineup I have ever seen. Detroit could honestly be up 3-0 right now.

    That’s why Boston is a team full of winners who find a way and will be playing the World Series next week, while Detroit is a team littered with losers who will fail to hoist the WS trophy with the most talented team in the game… Again!

  11. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Only 41 more days until pitchers and catchers report. So in other words, a lifetime. Is it baseball season yet??

  12. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Getting closer now!!

  13. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Only 962 more hours until the draft.

  14. Allan Says:

    HELLO OUT THERE!!!!! There there ere ere ere ere ere….. CAN ANYONE HEAR ME!!!! Me me me e e e e e e……

  15. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I hear you Allan! You’re not alone out there.

  16. Dave Says:

    There’s no intelligent life forms ….

  17. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    It’s time for thefoulline.com annual February to April run of activity. Time to stir things up around here!

  18. Allan Says:

    Or not…..

  19. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Is there anyone who is unhappy with their draft position?

  20. Dave Says:

    Nobody wants to read my drivel….I’ll plan on doing a draft day diary, I’m just really busy. Writing just isn’t the priority. I’ll see what I can do.

  21. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    We’re just messing around with ya Dave. Only write if you have the time. We’ll be around whenever you decide to write again.

  22. Dave Says:

    I know… I appreciate it guys. You’re awesome?

  23. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    And 2014 League Champion?

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