The View From Wisconsin

Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Opening Day

Today is the day.

Today is the day that Thomas Boswell has postulated when time begins.

Today is opening day. No, scratch that: today is Opening Day.

Other "opening days" are nothing compared to this one. Every year since that fateful day in May of 1871, there has been one sport and one game that has been the definition of "Opening Day."

The National Pastime. Baseball.

And today is when time begins anew. Every team is undefeated; every team has a theoretical shot at winning the pennant - or, at least, a playoff spot.

The realities of the game of baseball begin tonight with Randy Johnson's first pitch at Yankee Stadium - the first time that the Yankees will be hosting the Red Sox where the latter was the defending World Champions since 1919.

Whatever may come of it, the promise of the new season brings hope forth in all of us.

It is Opening Day.

Let time begin.