Opening Day

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Today is opening day of the baseball season. It's a day that I think should be a national holiday. I love the NFL, NBA, and college sports of various kinds…but opening day of the baseball season still captivates me most. There's something about the hot dogs, peanuts, 7th inning stretch, and the pre-game flyover that is just awesome…and distinctly American. It's a beautiful thing.

This will be an interesting season, as baseball tries to shake free of the remaining trail-dust of the steroids scandal. I've got the Padres winning 75 games this year. Here's the rest of the predictions:

AL Playoffs – Yankees, Cleveland, Angels, Red Sox
NL Playoffs – Dodgers, Cubs, Mets, Philadelphia

World Series – Mets vs. Yankees……winner – Yankees…the evil Empire returns…but the Mets could take it this year.

P.S. But I think a Cubs/Yankees series would be ridiculous fun. Any thoughts?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. In my book the entire season is a national holiday! If God considered a thousand years as a day, surely we can conider 162 as the same.
    All for national holiday all baseball season long raise your hands!
    BTW…Cards over Angels in six!

  2. I couldn’t agree more about opening day being a national holiday. I say we take it step further and base our calendar off of baseball, with opening day being New Year’s Day.
    As for predictions:
    Yankees*, Red Sox, Tigers and A’s.
    Dodgers*, Braves, Mets, and the Cards taking over a choking Cubs team on the last day of the season.
    NY over LA in 7 for the series.

  3. I am an avid Red Sox fan and I am looking forward to the battle between the Yanks and the Sox. Both have outstanding pitching capabilities, but I am nervous about the Yankee’s non the less. They have a lot going for them right now. I like your predictions…they seem pretty thought out!

  4. if the cubs make it to the world series I’ll need to carry a paper bag with me at all times.
    btw, thought of that opening day when the marlins and dbacks first started and we declared a national holiday. I think we watched at Grant’s house – remember brett barberie? Wasn’t Grant really in to him?