Finally, our long, cold winter is over: baseball is back!
No, Joey Votto isn’t starting, and Jay Bruce and Homer Bailey are on their way to Louisville. None of that matters too much. I’m even going to try not to get too upset at the fact that our leadoff hitter today sports a sub-300 on-base percentage.
It’s Opening Day, a day for those gooey, “Field of Dreams” baseball fans among us to celebrate the return of our national pastime. I’m one of those fans, and I can’t wait for the first pitch.
Great pitching matchup on day one, with two studs on the mound. The Reds will send Aaron Harang out to face Arizona’s Brandon Webb.
Here’s hoping the Reds start the year off the right way. As an old guy said to me a few years ago on Opening Day: “you can’t win them all unless you win the first one.”
Indeed. I’ll be at Great American Ballpark enjoying the game along with at least two other Redleg Nation editors. Expect plenty of coverage and reaction throughout the day here.
Comment away! There’s a lot to be excited about today.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at email@example.com.