March 18. 2013

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Countdown to spring: Top sports pick for the season

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Over the past week, we have been counting down the days until spring will finally be here. As a sports enthusiast, spring is an amazing time of the year. During the 93 days of spring, the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments take place, the NBA and NHL playoffs will start and almost end, and the NFL will have its annual draft at Radio City Music Hall. But the top thing I am looking forward to this season, is the start of the 2013 Major League Baseball season on March 31.

Is there any sport more connected to spring then baseball? When Spring Training officially began in late February, everyone began to see the light at the end of the dark, cold, winter tunnel, and began eagerly awaiting the start of the baseball season. There is nothing quite like sitting at ballpark when the weather is warm enough that you can wear just a T-Shirt and shorts, but cool enough that you won't break a sweat sitting in the sun. Perfection.

As a Red Sox fan myself, there is not really the same excitement as in years past, but that doesn't matter. I love baseball. And if you are a die-hard fan like me, you always stick behind your team, for better or worse. Despite the less-than-stellar outlook for the Red Sox this year, I can't wait for all the baseball debates I will have this year. The most heated sports arguments always seem to be between baseball rivals. There is not a Yankees fan out there that I don't love arguing with (except my wife; we have agreed not to talk about it, specifically anything Derek Jeter related).

When the season starts, I can always count on tuning into a game every night for the next six months. There is nothing quite like it. I love all sports, but Major League Baseball has a much more sentimental value in my heart and that is why it's my favorite thing about the spring season.

What sports event or game that are you looking forward most in spring 2013?

This is a pretty big sports week, what with March Madness underway, the CONCACAF Gold Cup games going on sale, and a new UFC event. Meanwhile, in concerts, the Dave Matthews Band has a big onsale week.

Concerts

Average prices at TN.com for concert onsales*

Dave Matthews Band $250 »Buy Tickets
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers $578 »Buy Tickets
Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake $332 »Buy Tickets
  • The Dave Matthews Band has 45 shows onsale this Friday for its summer tour.
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers has onsales this Friday for their brief 5-show residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. On Monday they'll have onsales for their six show residency at Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.
  • Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake have an onsale today for a second concert at Yankee Stadium.

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