The buntings are hung. The grass is perfectly manicured. Hope springs ever eternal yet again.
It’s Opening Day.
What is it about baseball? Even though it has been overtaken by football as the “national sport”, baseball is still buried deep in the conscience of this country, and this city. Opening Day is a city-wide holiday, no matter how much the businesses frown upon it.
Today the Jake will be packed, 45,000 Indians fans strong, as the Tribe kick off their season against the Toronto Blue Jays. After last season, who knows what to expect this year.
But for today, the rest of the season doesn’t matter. Today is a celebration of the team, the city, and the players.
Looking forward to warm summer nights under the lights at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.