Put Me In, Coach!
One of my most vivid high school memories came in April of my senior year. I was driving to school one foggy morning, listening to the KSHE95 Morning Zoo. With much hoopla, the DJ put on John Fogerty’s, “Center Field.” If you’re not familiar, “Center Field” is just the best baseball song ever made! And the occassion for playing the tune? Opening day of baseball season!
Opening day is so much more than the first day of MLB. It’s a promise of things to come, it starts to give a city back the identity it’s been lacking the last six months and, most of all, it means winter is freaking over!
This year(as I type this from Florida), opening day doesn’t have quite the significance it once did. Mainly because every day(other than those in June, July and August) feels like spring here. Still, there’s a ton of excitement when that first pitch is thrown, when the crowd sizes up the new players, when the grass seems just a little more green than the last time you saw it. Opening day…it’s here! And, of course, go Cards!