It’s 4:00 here in the big city, and the heavens looks like they’re about to open up in apocalyptic fashion. Fear not, Ye Faithful: YFSF’s Dopler 27 Million says the skies will be clear and the angels singing when the clock strikes 7:05 this evening, and that the Beginning of the End (of Yankee Stadium) will finally commence. Roy Halladay faces Chien-Ming Wang in this closing opener at the House of Ruth. Fire up those franks. Get out the mustard. It’s time
to play ball again to sit around on the couch and remember those days when you, too, could bust it from home to first without a break at the 70 foot mark and 4 Advil the next morning. But seriously, folks. Is there anything better (for a Yankee fan, anyway) than watching Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez step to the plate for the first time in the season? Today, after six long months, we’re once again going to see Jeets dig in, wiggle his cleats, and put that back hand up as he settles in—wait!!! Part of the fun of baseball is appreciating the small rituals. I’m ready. Go Yanks!!!
UPDATE: There Will Be Ball! Photo above from John YF, at the Stadium….