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Baseball Is Almost Here

Baseball is almost here. I can't wait. It's funny, 'cause I've never been a big sports fan. I've never really got into all the hoopla about being excited for the season to start.

Then, last year happened.

Last year, I got the MLB.com At Bat app for my iPhone. Because of that app, I had access to baseball pretty much all the time. I watch streaming games on the phone. I read news articles. I studied box scores. I watched video highlights. I listened to live streaming games from both the home and visiting teams. I really started getting into baseball.

Last year, I went to my first major league baseball game since high school. (It was a Cubs game. Yeah, the home team was the Nationals, but I was going to see the Cubs.) I went to more minor league games last year than I have gone to in all of my other years of living combined. Last year, I got a game-played baseball from one of the Durham Bulls games, where they were competing for the championship of the AAA International League. Then I got it autographed by the president of the league.

Last year, I taught myself how to score baseball. It made going to games even more enjoyable. I taught a friend how to score games, too.

Then the World Series came and went.

Then it was the offseason. *sigh*

Spring Training is almost here, though. MLB.com has a countdown on their front page. Six days and change.

I was teaching myself how to use timing events in Javascript and needed to write a little web page to play around with some things. I wrote a countdown to Opening Day for the various teams I care about. Fifty-three days 'till major league games, fifty-six 'till minor league games.

It's just around the corner, and I'm really excited for it to begin.

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