Monday, March 31, 2008

Say Those Words I Long To Hear


Lovingly lifted from

The good thing about Opening Day is, at the end of the day it counts. It's on record. Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins

I love Opening Day. I think we all do, whether it's the fans, the players, coaches or front office. It's just a special day in our American culture. It's weaved into the fabric of who we are, and I think it's a great day. Padres manager Bud Black

Every Opening Day, I have this tradition. I pray -- hard. One prayer for each loss in the previous season. It usually takes all day. But I think it's working. Royals fan "Troy" in Liberty, Mo.

Opening Day is here, first with a pair of Boston-Oakland games in Japan, then with Ryan Zimmerman's unbelievable walk-off homer to beat Atlanta in the first regular-season game at Nationals Park in Washington, and now with 14 Major League Baseball games today, including the last opener at Yankee Stadium.

There will be pageantry and patriotism galore, bunting on the walls, personal and municipal traditions to follow, and companies everywhere fielding calls from employees who can't make it to work because of the dreaded Opening Day Sickness.

(Memo to employers: Just go with it. No offense, but this is way more important.)

Now, here to sing the National (Pastime) Anthem, is Miss Carly Simon. Go on... click it and listen!!
You know you really want to!

Royals at Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

Blue Jays at Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

D-backs at Reds, 2:10 p.m.

Brewers at Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

White Sox at Indians, 3:05 p.m.

Rays at Orioles, 3:05 p.m.

Nationals at Phillies, 3:05 p.m.

Mets at Marlins, 4:10 p.m.

Giants at Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.

Rockies at Cardinals, 4:15 p.m.

Rangers at Mariners, 6:40 p.m.

Angels at Twins, 7:05 p.m.

Pirates at Braves, 7:10 p.m.

Astros at Padres, 10:05 p.m.


Anonymous said...

Well, this is the big *century* milestone here in "Cubbieland". Just looked at the radar, and they might be able to get a game in if the front gets through fast enough. At least it isn't SNOW for the opening day!

Go Cubbies!! I predict they have a 90+ win year, take the NL Central Div, and at the very least make it to the Series! (But I also believe in Santa, The Tooth Fairy, E. Bunny, and Marvin the Martian.)


The Localmalcontent said...

Luv the Cubs! Luv that Ivy! Luv That Goat!

GO CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Localmalcontent said...

Seriously, Guy-- By far, the Cubbies have the best pitching in the NL Central, and ought to take the division again this year.

~Twice in 90 years is fair.~

Chicago's mngr. beats the soup out of the genius LaRussa, every day.

You, Guy ought to take at look at this, for Conditions Wherein The Chicago Cubs Win the world Series-- LOL :-)

Anonymous said...

*Sigh* they lost the opener, Woods gave up three runs IN THE NINTH!!! then they came back with 3 to tie going into the tenth.... gave up a run to lose. "Maybe next year?" Hehehehehe (yes I know it is only the first game of the season, but my dark humor streak couldn't resist)