Today we celebrate the official opening day of Major League Baseball. The outfield grass and infield dirt, the fast ball and the base hit. Every year around this time I am taken back to the days of summer and my time in little league. I remember how excited and how intimidated I was during tryouts. Every time the coaches popped that ball up to me my heart stopped, my eyes would close , and I would pray that it would land in my glove. Suffice to say I was not really good but I enjoyed the game for what it was, an opportunity to bond with other kids my age. It was through little league that I bonded with so many of my friends and for the most part stayed out of trouble.