Happy Opening Day to all the Baseball fans! This is one of my favorite holidays of the year! The long winter is over and spring is really, really, here!
I’d started writing this post and got off on a tangent! I’ll probably finish it and file it away into my personal archives. There is so much wrong with the Major League Baseball front office, but under all the muck, it’s still Baseball and this is still the real start of the season!
For anyone who hasn’t heard my belief on the matter, the Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team and traditionally they start every season at home and they are the first game. Messing with tradition in the schedule doesn’t change the spiritual open of the season! So while, like a Christmas party in the beginning of December is still Christmas, there may be baseball events that count in the stats before, but the actual Opening Moment is today at 4:05 Eastern Daylight Time when the ump yells “PLAY BALL” in Cincinnati. Now, the Tigers game at 1:05 is just like wishing me “Happy Birthday” at 6AM on July 29. It’s still my birthday even though my birth moment isn’t until 7:45. I may celebrate for a week, but the Actual day is July 29. Just like we may have started celebrating the 2012 season earlier, but today is the actual Opening Day of the 2012 baseball season!
You may have seen my Tweet lamenting scheduling that starts the year with our family rivalry. Kaline and Carla are already moving their respective blankets away from each other on the upstairs bed. We’ll see which one for the humans sleeps on the couch tonight. ;) And I apologize, without much sincerity, to Edna and Seamhead Gypsy.