Second Try

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Opening Day II

Nothing like being inside a ballpark on Opening Day as the sun rises over left-field, the stands glowing in the early-morning light.  There is a crispness to the air, but it feels like spring, like Opening Day, like baseball.

This is 18 White Sox Opening Days for me, and it never loses its special feel.

Players are here early, some working out, some playing cards, some getting organized for the day ahead.  I stopped by to see Herm Schneider and Brian Ball to wish them a Happy Opening Day.

The next neat point of the day is when the ballpark opens to fans and the early arrivers stream into the seats.  That’s when the ballpark comes to life.  From that moment to first pitch the day just picks up momentum.

Let’s hope it ends with the White Sox victory and 40,000 happy fans.

 

 

34 Comments

No offense to your tale of rock climbing, Scott… but we are all looking forward to the climb of the boys towards another title… which begins in less than two hours…

Not to throw any damper on the festivities, BUT…

How soon before the “real Commissioner of MLB”, Don Fehr and the Players Association, lodge their first of what will be many official beefs… this one about having to play 13 days in a row without a break, due to yesterday’s postponement…

Well, we’ll worry about that later, right, tc?

Right now… LET’S PLAY BALL !!!

I am listening to the pregame festivities on WSCR where they are broadcasting from the park. I am so excited I can barely stand it!

THere is only one thing making me nervous for this roster and that is Mike McDougal. I sure hope this is his year. I’m sure Ozzie and Kenny sees more than me, but he has been really unimpressive in the past.

I have a good feeling about this season and only an hour and a half till it starts!

MariE

I am listening to WSCR and they are broadcasting from the Cell. I am so excited for the season to start I can barely stand it! One and a half more hours! I have a really good feeling about this season.

The only concern I have regarding the roster is Mike McDougal. I will trust that Ozzie and Kenny see something there, but in my opinion, (to be nice) he has been spectacularly un-impressive in the past.

Let’s go get ‘em today boys!

MariE

I am listening to WSCR and they are broadcasting from the Cell. I am so excited for the season to start I can barely stand it! One and a half more hours! I have a really good feeling about this season.

The only concern I have regarding the roster is Mike McDougal. I will trust that Ozzie and Kenny see something there, but in my opinion, (to be nice) he has been spectularly un-impressive in the past.

Let’s go get ‘em today boys!

MariE

Marie, WOW! 3 posts, you are really excited!!

After taking me 15 min to sign in, I finally got it!!!!

I haven’t posted in a while, (hi, JK, Lisa, everyone else I think I talk to everyday) ummmm……….ya, Facebook guys! Aren’t you on yet, Scott?

Anyways……I am so glad baseball is finally here, it’s been a very LONG and COLD winter!!!!!!!!
Lets Win this game today! Glad to have my Boys back (minus, JoeJoe, let’s not even go there)

I’ve got CSN’s Pregame Live on in my dorm room and my Buehrle jersey on my back. I’m so excited I can hardly wait! Less than an hour to go!!!

Marie, WOW! 3 posts, you are really excited!!

After taking me 15 min to sign in, I finally got it!!!!

I haven’t posted in a while, (hi, JK, Lisa, everyone else I think I talk to everyday) ummmm……….ya, Facebook guys! Aren’t you on yet, Scott?

Anyways……I am so glad baseball is finally here, it’s been a very LONG and COLD winter!!!!!!!!
Lets Win this game today! Glad to have my Boys back (minus, JoeJoe, let’s not even go there)

I’ve got CSN’s Pregame Live on in my dorm room and my Buehrle jersey on my back. I’m so excited I can hardly wait! Less than an hour to go!!!

I’ve got CSN’s Pregame Live on in my dorm room and my Buehrle jersey on my back. I’m so excited I can hardly wait! Less than an hour to go!!!

I’ve got CSN’s Pregame Live on in my dorm room and my Buehrle jersey on my back. I’m so excited I can hardly wait! Less than an hour to go!!!

Marie, WOW! 3 posts, you are really excited!!

After taking me 15 min to sign in, I finally got it!!!!

I haven’t posted in a while, (hi, JK, Lisa, everyone else I think I talk to everyday) ummmm……….ya, Facebook guys! Aren’t you on yet, Scott?

Anyways……I am so glad baseball is finally here, it’s been a very LONG and COLD winter!!!!!!!!
Lets Win this game today! Glad to have my Boys back (minus, JoeJoe, let’s not even go there)

I’ve got CSN’s Pregame Live on in my dorm room and my Buehrle jersey on my back. I’m so excited I can hardly wait! Less than an hour to go!!!

I’ve got CSN’s Pregame Live on in my dorm room and my Buehrle jersey on my back. I’m so excited I can hardly wait! Little more than half and hour to go!!!

I don’t know what’s up with the comment posting. Sorry that I had multiples.

Scott,

I hope you have another 18 opening days!

http://baseballintheattic.mlblogs.com/

Scott,

I hope you have another 18 opening days!

http://baseballintheattic.mlblogs.com/

Looks like everyone is gearing (not warming) up for another year of fun and festivities. I wonder how many times this post of mine will appear? Just about 10 minutes to…. Go White Sox ’09……j.k. well and watching in Tucson……

Woo Hoo! It’s almost Game Time!!!!!! I am so excited! I am at work right now, bout 20 min. from the Cell and I can hear those Jets above my building…I just KNOW they are from the Opening Day Ceremonies! Welcome Back everybody! Happy Belated Birthday Jen……
Now Let’s Play Ball!!!!

Hey guys I’m here with you all too! I’m heading on the treadmill but watching as I run. Doesn’t the start of baseball just make you happy?? Let’s go SOX!!

Hey guys I’m here with you all too! I’m heading on the treadmill but watching as I run. Doesn’t the start of baseball just make you happy?? Let’s go SOX!!

I’m here as well!! Little nervous about Hurly Buehrle though, seems a little off/missing something. He usually never shakes AJ off…

I think this website is a little jacked up for today as well…with all these double and triple posts!

Oh Jimmy!! I love these 8th innings comebacks!!

Jim Thome!!!!!!!!!!! You rock, dude!!!!!! Wooo Hoo!!!!!

You can put it on the board, YEEEEEEEEEEES!
Atta boy, Thome!

Just hold em now, boys!!!

AWESOME! GO BIG JIM!!!!!!!!

You know what really irks the living crap out of me? All those fans booing Wise in the 8th. Geesh, give the guy a break – its his first ever OD game. AND IT IS THE FIRST GAME. Give it a break people.

MariE

Come on fellas! Hold ‘em down!

Come on fellas! Hold ‘em down!

okay, this sight is freakin’ me out with all these double and triple posts. My vision is questionable on a good day, as it is.
Come on Big Bad Bobby Jenks!

And that’s a White Sox Winner, folks! Are we supposed to play another game at 7 tonight? I thought I heard that somewhere…….

That’s the way to start the season! As Steve Stone said, we are in first place….. Good going guys, and what a shot JimmyT! See you all tomorrow night for round two… Go Sox’09….j.k.

Oh, and MLB.tv is awesome this year. Picture quality is excellant, and with my new monitor, it’s just like watching on the big screen…. j.k.

Hooray! It feels great to start the season with a win, and in first place! Congrats to the team, and let’s roll on to the next game!

Go SOX!!!

Peggy

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