Today is a great day.

By: Jeff Dunlap, Media Relations and Community Outreach Assistant

Today is a great day.  It’s Friday (Good Friday to be exact), about 70 some degrees and sunny, and its opening day for my hometown Brewers as well as my NEW hometown team, the Crawdads (thanks to a rainout last night).  It is possibly the greatest day of the year.  People are skipping work and class back in America’s Dairyland to watch a game that is uniquely American.  It is a beautiful day.

There are many great things about baseball.  The tailgating, hours before the game, the look and smell of the ball field mixed with the brats, hot dogs, and beer, and of course, the game itself.  Even if you don’t know baseball, even if you don’t LIKE baseball, it’s still fun to go to the ball park.  What makes baseball enjoyable is the easiness of it.  It’s relaxing and exciting at the same time.  You can be locked in on the game if you want, but if you have no interest you can enjoy the food, adult beverages, or little games and gimmicks that all ball parks provide. 

So, whether you’re a fan of the game or not, I encourage you to get out to a ball park.  Go out and enjoy the little things.  There is something for everyone at any ball field, from sandlots to MLB stadiums.  Remember, most of us will be working for the majority of our lives, we deserve a break sometimes.  And that’s what opening day provides.  It’s break time.  Get to a ballpark.  If you cant, turn on the radio and listen to your local play by play guy (92.1 The Big Dawg for Andrew “The Voice” Buchbinder for all 140 Crawdads games). 

It’s a great day, enjoy the game.

Jeff enters his first season as media relations assistant with the Crawdads.  Born and raised in Waukesha, WI, Jeff graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Communications while also playing baseball for the Huskies during his time there.  He has previously worked with 1250 Sports Radio in Milwaukee, WI as well as Comcast Cable at their Cambridge studio.  He is an avid Wisconsin sports fan who stays busy playing sports, watching movies, and enjoying various outdoor activities. 

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