Opening Day Euphoria
12 April 2009 No Comment
The Chicago Cubs’ Home Opener is finally here. ¬† Finally….
I say, ‘finally’ because it is torturous to have a week’s worth of baseball without opening Wrigley Field. ¬† The bars are empty. ¬†The tourists have, yet, to arrive, and there is a general hush over the¬†neighborhood- a freakish silence that is just wrong during the regular season.¬†
Thankfully, the real opening day is only hours away. ¬†It is like the¬†anticipation¬†of Christmas, birthdays and summers all packed into one day of playing¬†hooky¬†from work and heading to the bleachers.¬†
By 10am, we will be making our way to Yak-Zie’s on Clark¬†and then, heading to our bleacher seats by 12:30pm. ¬†Given the anticipated rain and cold weather, we have already laid out the winter rain gear which looks strangely likes our Bears gear but whose going to judge?¬†
If you are ambitious, ESPN’s Mike and Mike is kicking the morning off by broadcasting from Murphy’s starting at 5am. ¬†But, its a long season; I have to pace myself. ¬†¬†