One Down, 161 to go

openingday.pngIt’s Opening Day. Ask anyone, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of baseball since the final out of the 2007 World Series.  I’ve been waiting for new stories, new accomplishments to overcome the sad memories of the ’07 season-ending collapse of my beloved Mets.

As I write, the Mets are winning again the Marlins.  My favorite player, David Wright has had a good day, including a 3-run double in the 6th.  SP Johan Santana has finished a solid 7 innings of work and the bullpen has it’s first opportunity to do it’s job.  If the bullpen gets these 6 outs, this will be the clubs 30th Opening Day win in their 47 years.  Of course, there are no guarantees in this game, and these are the self-same Marlins as played spoiler to the Mets last gasp in the ’07 fall. But, I’m not looking back there! Today, it’s all new.  My hobby is back, and it will take me into spring, through summer, to fall, with ups and downs, rivalries and sleepers, and maybe even some moments of baseball brilliance.

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2 Responses to “One Down, 161 to go”

  1. Len
    April 1, 2008 at 2:27 pm #

    It’s like Christmas day. It’s finally here!

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