Wednesday Is Opening Day

Wednesday is Opening Day.

In a country that speaks a different language, the universal communication of baseball breaks all barriers.

The Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s open a two-game series that gives no one a home field advantage. For better or worse, these games count in the regular season.

Wednesday starts the six month transformation from hope to reality. Sometimes, it even comes back to hope.

Every single baseball game has the chance to land forever in Cooperstown. I’ve never seen a cycle, no-hitter or triple play live at a ballpark. There’s always a shot every time you motor through the turnstile.

Wednesday acts as the delicious tease of all teases. The Mariners and A’s play games on Wednesday and Thursday and there’s no action that counts until next Wednesday evening. Baltimore doesn’t start play until next Friday afternoon against the Twins. The series in the Tokyo Dome is the sorbet course.

The Orioles hope for a shot at dessert in October. The team that used to rule the city mires in the land of below .500 baseball on the field and leads the league in apathetic attendance. There’s always fresh hope in April. The lead-off hitter just went on the disabled list, you will need to program to learn the rotation and the biggest selling point for the club is its pristine stadium.

It’s not a long year in late March. There’s too much hope in the air.

Grab a K-Cup and set the alarm clock for 6:10 AM. The game won’t be broadcast live. I will follow updates by watching numbers change on a computer.

Wednesday is Opening Day.

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