It's too long, too many games, not every game means enough, can't pay attention for that long of a time. These are many people's reasoning for not liking baseball and why so many people choose to watch other sports.
However for the true fans of baseball, it is all those reasons that make you love the game that much more.
We love the fact that we can get so into 1 game of the year and if our team loses we can take grace in knowing that it won't play a major role in the final outcome of our year.
I, like I'm sure many fans get so riled up sometimes when my favorite team loses a game against a bad team or blows a late lead or just plays awful. The beautiful thing about this game is that within the next 48 hours the same players you were cussing at and saying you wish would be traded could make you so happy if just for one night.
For some of us it's a way of connecting to people, family, friends or that stranger sitting in front of you at the game that your high fiving when your favorite player hits a walk off homerun. No matter what it's for it is beautiful and we wouldn't change anything about.
It's something that is always there, football is only played once a week, basketball and hockey are rarely played back to back days. Baseball however is there almost everyday for 7 months of the year giving us a break from the real world.
One of my favorite days of the year is opening day, there's nothing like it. During the whole offseason your team reloads and sets itself up another season and no matter how bad a team is supposed to be, everyone for that one day can dream that this year will be the year their team wins the world series.
Than for the next 7 months your team grinds it out, injuries, hot streaks, losing streaks, trades, everything. And the whole time your criticizing every move saying you could do a better job than that bum GM or manager.
And when it's all over, when the last out is recorded for the year, there's an emptiness that you can't explain. It kills you as a fan because you know that there won't be that something every night you can watch and cheer for.
And when you look back and think of all the ups and downs of the year, you smile no matter what the outcome because when it's all said and done it is a game. A game that you can't wait to start again next year and hop on what will no doubt be another roller coaster of emotions for a long summer.