This is probably the thing that I look most forward to every year.
The World Series.
As I've told many of you already, my favorite sport is baseball. It's been the love of my life for as long as I can remember and it's safe to say that I learned most about life through this game. Yogisms like "It ain't over till it's over" has guided me to never, ever give up until something is over, and through baseball, I learned to love moments that are comparable to "Bottom of the 9th. Two outs and bases loaded". And the World Series?
The World Series is the grand finale.
Teams play 162 games at home, on the road, sometimes in the cold drizzling rain of Minnesota, and sometimes under the hot, sunny skies of Arizona. But after that long journey, everything comes down to the series that determine the champions of the world.
And because there are so many games in baseball, you cannot win all of them (I mean you technically could, but it's nearly impossible). But through winning some and losing some, you begin to appreciate the game even more and even if your favorite team had a bad game the day before, they will show up to work and give it their best either at 1:05 pm or 7:05 pm. That's the beauty of this game: you learn how to forgive and grind through those 162 games.
Your favorite team may make it to the post-season and they might even make it to the World Series. But it's not an easy task to become the champion of the world.
Thus, even if my favorite team doesn't make it to the postseason, even if my team doesn't make it to the World Series, I still look forward to it every year, because every single team in the league worked their asses off through those 162 games to that common goal of becoming World Series champions. And even though the offseason workouts, spring training camp, the regular season, the postseason...all comes down to a best of seven series between the American League champion and the National League champion,
the World Series embodies the journey of all thirty Major League teams and its players.
I can't wait for baseball season to start.