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.