The Major League Baseball season has begun, which has put many students in the mood for America’s pastime and most importantly, another sport to watch on just about any given night. The sport of baseball has been a prominent icon of the United States of America ever since it was established. While many people now find the sport rather boring and lifeless, many still enjoy the sport as well.
Junior CJ R. said, “Definitely. Ever since I was a young kid, baseball has played a big part in my life… Over the past few generations, baseball has had far less of an impact on society than it did back in the day.” CJ added, “But once summer rolls around, baseball is back in the spotlight. I can’t think of anything more fun than heading into a ballpark, Fenway in particular, and enjoying a baseball game. In addition, just about every sports fan keeps up with the box scores to some extent. Because of this, I feel baseball is still America’s pastime but not as definitively as it has been in years past.”
On the contrary, many students at Duxbury High School disagree with Ruff, and believe baseball is no longer America’s game. Freshman Bobby M. said, “Baseball is no longer America’s pastime. Those days are over. Football is the game that Americans truly love. Football is simply an all-around better sport. Baseball is a joke.” Sophomore Nick M. said, “I liked baseball when I was younger, but I have come to realize it is a monotonous, dull activity that happens to be painful to watch. Baseball is not America’s game. Basketball is America’s game. Ball is life.”
Senior Sam B. said, “I love baseball, and I cannot wait to see how this season shakes out. Especially with the Red Sox being the defending World Series champs, it will be interesting to see if they can defend the title. The AL East has definitely improved by a solid margin.” Sam also said, “I love how the Yankees spent a ton of money this offseason and picked up some big name players. That should revive the best rivalry in all of sports. Knowing that the Red Sox and Yankees are neck and neck in the division makes everything much more competitive, and I love that aspect of it… As a Red Sox season ticket holder, I cannot wait to go to Fenway a few times again this year. Go Sox.”