Sunday, April 4th is Opening Day, a night game on ESPN. Forget for the moment the repulsion at an "Opening Day" game being played at 8pm on a school night (kids are supposed to cut school, not sleep through it) – we've been invited to attend by our parents, in place of one of them (they have two seats). Opening Day is a tradition for my Mom and Dad, they have been going regularly for at least the years since I went off to college in the late 80s. As such I have never been to an opener at Fenway, something I have always hoped to do.
So: do I go? Do I abscond with one of the tickets to view the pomp and circumstance and the opening pitch against the hated rivals? Or do I do the magnanimous thing, let tradition hold in our parents' 70th year (and 48th together), and watch the first two innings on ESPN while hitting the sack at a reasonable hour?
Help me out, everyone!