Rockies Insider: Opening day is finally here, the one constant through all the years has been baseball. – The Denver Post

Opening day is finally here for the boys of summer and America’s national pastime.

Sports has always had a way of bringing folks together during troubling times, now fans turn to the game again as we continue to fight our way through the coronavirus pandemic.

Americans turned to sports in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The way our country rallied together around baseball was special. Nineteen years later, we need something to rally around again. Even though the 2020 MLB season will only be 60 games, it could not be more welcome.

With opening day finally here, it’s hard not to think of the speech James Earl Jones gave at the end of “Field of Dreams.”

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.

“America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

“This field, this game — it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again.”

Watch the full speech here. 

— Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post

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