By Marissa Scott
Imagine sitting at a baseball game; surrounded by fans that are cheering on your favorite team. There is a player standing on second base, and a batter at the plate with three balls and two strike count in the most important game of the year.
Your team is down 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning and all of a sudden, the player that is batting hits the ball. Your eyes watch it travel down the field and out of the ball park.
Just like that, your team wins and you see every other die-hard fan burst out of their seat and hear a sound that is unlike any other.
Baseball season is an emotional, heart wrenching roller coaster that has fans across the world jumping out of their seats.
Although it is the longest season of any sport, it goes by in the blink of an eye. Baseball fans everywhere tune in to every pitch, and every at-bat from April to October every single year to celebrate or get their heart broken.
This 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) season might be the most exciting in a long time. Over the off-season, there were trades that could make or break teams and signings that excited or disappointed the fans.
Whether the team is good or bad, there are always loyal fans who stick behind them.
One of the most surprising trades of the offseason was between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.
The Dodgers traded right fielder Matt Kemp and backup catcher Tim Federowicz for catcher Yasmani Grandal and a couple of young prospects.
Matt Kemp had been with the Dodgers for nine full seasons before he was traded. Many Dodger fans were surprised, sad, and maybe even angry.
“I was very surprised to find out that Matt Kemp was traded,” senior Michelle Sandler said. “I really think he contributed a lot to the team and I personally do not think he should have been traded.”
The 2015 season started on Monday, April 6 and baseball fans could not be happier. “I am really excited that baseball season is here,” senior Seda Grigoryan said. “I love going to games and being surrounded by a lot of fans similar to you, it is just amazing. There’s nothing else like it.”
Whether it’s a perfect game, a no hitter, or a game that ends up being 15-13, baseball and its fans create moments that send chills down your spine!