This game is different form the rest.
Yes the ball in play is round.
Yes you keep score and there is a winner and unfortunately a loser.
Baseball is different from the rest of the sports because it is special.
I’ll always feel this way about this game.

Nine men on a field of beautiful green grass
All trying their best to get three outs nine separate times a game.
What’s so special about this you ask?
Everything I answer.

The chance to see a home run.
The immense odds that you may witness a no-hitter.
A curve ball, split-finger fast ball and a breaking pitch that never seem to get to the plate fast enough.

I learned this early when my father would take my brother and me to games.
I now take my sons to see
This game called baseball
This game is very, very special to me.