|After a long winter, baseball is back.|
In most homes in America, Christmas is December 25th. For baseball fans, Christmas is the day when winter ends and their team steps on the field after a long winter. Something about cold weather and snow giving way to warmth, green grass and sunshine brings hope back to even the most pessimistic fan.
Maybe it is the game. Maybe it is the excitement of beautiful summer nights watching the sun go down at 9:00 and enjoying a crisp Colorado summer nights. Whatever it is, when baseball season returns, it doesn't matter what last season was like, it is time for the excitement of baseball.
Of course, simple spring fever doesn't wash away the pains that Rockies fans endured throughout the 2012 season. There isn't an honest person who would say there was a reason to watch the Rockies play once July arrived.