1.) Everyone starts out in first place.
The first reason I am thankful for Opening day is one that every baseball fan can get behind. It is the fact that every team has a chance at being the last team standing come October. It does not matter if your team went 100-62 or 62-100 the previous season. Come Opening Day every team has the same record. Every fan is hopeful for what lies ahead, even if you root for the Atlanta Braves.