The NY Yankees excelled at home plate at their home opener by winning 4-2 against The Orioles. Baseball has officially returned to The Bronx. Opening Day happens to be an annual ritual in all major league baseball-parks. This is the reason why they call America's favorite past time. As a result, there is a petition circulated to make opening day a national holiday.
Baseball derived from the older game called rounders that was made popular in UK. It became an extremely popular sport during and just after the American Civil War. It was called America's Pastime because during the late 19th and early 20th century it was the most widely played sport in the country.
Baseball was as popular as video games and television are in the present. Before TV, Baseball was what kids did after school and on the weekends and during the summer. It was literally how America passed the time. There is no better way to celebrate opening day than with The Bronx Bombers aka The New York Yankees.
My older brother was named after George Herman "BABE" Ruth, a famous NY Yankee slugger.