One thing is for certain, and that is that the friendships created on the field are what make playing the game more fun. Whether sharing sunflower seeds, braiding hair, or dancing during game delays, your teammates are the people you are goofy with and can be yourself around. They have your back after tough calls and encourage you when you are in a slump. They accept your superstitions and maybe even have a few of their own. They are your chosen sisters and nothing can break your bond.
Most importantly, they are right next to you during the trials and tribulations that coincide with this sport. They see you at your best and see you at your worst. These moments are when the true bonding happens and why the friendships made on the field last a lifetime. Make sure to tell your teammates how much you love them today, because they help make the diamond your home away from home.