Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Wait is Over.....Opening Day Has Arrived

Opening Day is the day on which professional baseball leagues begin their regular season. For Major League Baseball and most of the minor leagues, this day falls during the first week of April. For baseball fans, Opening Day serves as a symbol of rebirth; writer Thomas Boswell once penned a book titled, Why Time Begins on Opening Day. Many feel that the occasion represents a newness or a chance to forget last season, in that the 30 major league clubs and their millions of fans begin with 0-0 records.

Each new school year also represents newness for our students. The beginning of the school year represents a new challenge and is an exciting time for teachers and staff as well as students. However, we (staff, students, parents and community members) still have work to finish for the 2011-2012 school year. Although the end of the third quarter is upon us, the School District of Janesville will continue the march towards excellence we began seven months ago.

Some of the greatest inspirational quotes of all time revolve around baseball. I have listed a few of them below. With work left to accomplish, let’s finish the 2011-2012 school year strong!

Willie Mays
“In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.”

Joe DiMaggio
“You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.”

Tommy Lasorda
“There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.”

Yogi Berra
“The game isn't over until it's over.”

Mickey Mantle
“All I have is natural ability.”

The School District of Janesville will be rooting for the Blue Wahoos this evening, as this is also their opening night in Pensacola.

Some of the information in the first paragraph was obtained from

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