It's opening day at Yankee Stadium and my friends John and Tom Ricotta will be there. I've often wondered why baseball holds a place above other sports in America. One reason may be that it doesn't depend on a clock. An inning takes as long as it takes.
But I think baseball is closest to America's heart because, being less dependent on physical shape and training, almost anyone can pick up a bat, ball, or glove and play.
(Basketball is my favorite sport because shooting baskets doesn't require a teammate or opponent.)