. . . during this annual rite in which the National Pastime returns belongs to David Eisenhower:

Following baseball is like keeping tabs on the neighbors. Attending a game is like dropping by for a visit to see how everyone is getting along. Sustaining interest is easy because of the ever-present potential for an abrupt change of fortune.

Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969

I am right now listening to the Indians-Bluejays opener from Toronto on MLBTV. So good to have baseball back.