Happy New Year! Welcome 2010, to officially start!
I have had a terrible, terrible day, but through some instinctual force deep within me knew exactly when to turn on the television at just the right moment to catch the start of the opening ceremonies of Opening Day. The resounding “O” of the National Anthem, watching Brooks and Boog simultaneously throw out the first pitch…dissolved all my troubles in an instant.
I thought for a brief moment a couple of days ago that I wasn’t ready for this season, for all the losing and frustration to start anew. I’ve never thought that before. But it’s true, there was a brief, “I’m not sure I’m ready for this” moment.
But today, a lovely bright sunny day…it’s a day when your heart betrays you…you cannot deny that which you love the most. The people, they come and go, but baseball, the Orioles, that is what is there every Spring to lift one’s spirits, to give hope for all the potentially bright days ahead. This is the day when your willpower is tested to not pack up your car and head straight to Camden Yards.
Ahhhhhhhhh! Orioles! Win or lose, I love you!