A week from today, I will be pulling in to the parking lot at Miller Park to commence with Opening Day festivities. Would you care to join us?
Dave has one spare ticket, and it’s a nice one. It’s in the “Field Infield Box” area:
- Section 125
- Row 23
- Seat 13
It’s available for face value ($80). Great opportunity to join us and have a nice view, if you’re still looking. Shoot Dave an email if interested: schrubbe at gmail dot com.
Sorry, all – need to clarify on this: the ticket you would be purchasing is a single. The four of us that are going together are in 2 pairs at the moment, and the extra is in a different part of the ballpark. I apologize for any confusion.
It’s a wonderful day for a home opener for a variety of reasons. Being on Good Friday made the menu a little more complex than ususal (we bought fish to put on the grill), but the weather’s supposed to be OK, and of course it’s just good to get back to the park.
Here’s hoping the Crew’s late travel back from San Francisco combined with their suspect pitching doesn’t doom them today in the presence of all these Cubs people. Let’s get the bats rockin, folks!
If I don’t talk to you, have an enjoyable and blessed holiday weekend…
It has been a bleak, bleak winter in Wisconsin if you enjoy professional sports.
Not to take anything away from the accomplishments of the Badgers and, to an extent, the Marquette men’s basketball team, but if you live in Wisconsin and you enjoy following your hometown pro teams, this fall and winter were fairly forgettable. In every way.
I said to a co-worker back on October 1, “I’m just counting down the days ’til spring training.”
And count them I did.
Now, after the most optimistic spring I can recall since 1993, the Crew takes the field for the first day of the season right here at Miller Park. And if you ask me, there is no team more fun to follow when they’re playing well than your hometown baseball team.
They’ve got the longest season, spanning nearly everyone’s favorite season of the year. They’ve got a fantastic atmosphere surrounding a beautiful park, and a number of young players poised to make some great strides in their respective careers.
And who’s to say how everything will turn out come next October? For today, that doesn’t matter. Regardless of what happens, you can’t beat the feeling of a gorgeous Opening Day, and the optimism of the long summer ahead.
For those of you stuck at work, home, or school today, I will try to update the flickr stream with some regularity during the day…
Off to the game!