I’m Ready For Opening Day


Spring Training is over.  The team has gone north, first to play a pair of exhibition games in Springfield against their AA affiliate, then on to St. Louis to host the Rockies on Opening Day.

I love Opening Day.  I wouldn’t miss it.  My flight leaves Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow morning at 5:40.  I’ll be doing a lot of partying back in my old city over the next three days, so you won’t find a new post here until I get back home on the 1st.  Check out the blogs in my blogroll to get your Cardinals fix until then.

I love Opening Day.  I’ll be downtown to kick off the festivities at 8:30 Monday morning.  I imagine I’ll start at Al Hrabosky’s Ballpark Saloon, then make my way over to Paddy O’s, with a third stop at Mike Shannon’s Outfield before heading into Baseball Heaven.  For anyone that’s down in the area, feel free to drop me an email if you’d like to say hi over a beer.

I love Opening Day.  I can’t wait to see the player introductions, as they’re driven around the warning track, especially the new guys like Brian Barton and Kyle McClellan.  I can’t wait to see the Hall of Famers like Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, and Stan Musial.  I can’t wait to see the Budweiser Clydesdales trotting along to Ernie Hays playing “Here Comes the King” on the organ.  It’s time for the games to count.

I love Opening Day.