Joy in MudvillePosted: March 25, 2008
Baseball’s back. And there’s joy in Mudville or at least Japan. Today is Opening Day — the Red Sox and A’s played the season’s first game at the Tokyo Dome. And, boy, was it bizarre to be watching a Major League Baseball game at 8:00 am while on the StairMaster at the gym. That’s what a 13-hour time difference will do for you. Of course, it won’t really feel like baseball season for me until the Orioles open their season against Tampa Bay on March 31st.
I can’t remember the last time Opening Day took place during Eastertide. Come to think of it why, exactly, didn’t I go down to Florida for Spring Training during my sabbatical? Doh! Next time.
Bryna and my 13th anniversary is also today so there’s a great confluence of joy. It beats last year when it fell on Good Friday (we transferred it to the following week — the anniversary celebration, not Good Friday). I wonder what the gift is supposed to be for 13 years. Papier-mache? Styrofoam? Don’t worry, I’ve got it covered.
My favorite baseball name this year? Mets left fielder Angel Pagan. Gotta love that yin/yang thing.