Today is a rainy Monday in New York, but I do not care because somewhere in this country, a major league baseball game is only hours away. Yup, it’s Opening Day — as long as you are not the Phillies and Braves (played last night), or the Royals and White Sox (snowed out — sorry, Minda!). It’s still a national holiday in my head; it’s too bad my employer doesn’t recognize those.
Anyway, to celebrate, here’s a brief photo recap of the Official First Game of the 2009 season. Welcome back, boys!
The Phillies entered through two rows of fans as part of their “defending World Champion” opening festivities. I’d make fun, but if I had the chance to do this with the Cardinals nothing would keep me off that field.
Jordan Schaefer, the Braves’ new centerfielder, became the 99th player in major league history to hit a home run in his first career at bat. He seems cute in that looks-like-he’s-fourteen kind of way, but it was hard to find a decent picture of his face.
Who are you all looking forward to seeing today?