5.) Take me out to the ballgame.
The final reason I am thankful for Opening Day is just the pure opportunity to be back at the ballpark. Most fans, who have not been to a Major League game since the previous September, have spent months counting down the days until baseball returns and they can go back to the stadium they love and watch the game they love. That countdown is currently at 130 days until the first pitch of the 2016 season, and I think I am speaking for most baseball fans when I say I cannot wait for it to return.