Maybe it's the former soldier inside of me, but the top tradition for Opening Day is the unfurling of the huge American flag.
In the end, this is all just a game and there are so many men and women who have given everything to serve our country. Whether it's time away from their families, lost limbs or loss of life, they all deserve our gratitude.
Whether you agree with the policies, the wars or the politics that go on in this country, one thing we can all get behind is our men and women in uniform.
Standing with your hats off (gentlemen) and not talking to your buddy during the national anthem is the least we can do.
As the old saying goes, "All gave some, some gave all."
Nothing any team or sport does will ever trump the tradition of unfurling the American flag across an large area.