Do you all know what today is? If you guessed Thursday, you're halfway there.
Hint: the fresh cut grass, the smell of freshly made popcorn, burgers & dogs, the sound of 'Take Me Out to The Ball Game', crackerjacks, 7th inning stretch, the crack of a bat against a ball, home runs, cute boys in tight baseball pants, David Wright, booze, the hunt for October, crazy insane fans...I could go on and on.
It's that time of year again, the start of major league baseball 2011! Opening day! Baseball is back folks!
It is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only for the next 7 months do we get to take in America's favorite past time, but it also marks for me anyways, that summer is just around the corner and spring is in full swing!
This past time is one of the biggest things the hubby and I have in common. Did you know we met playing slow pitch softball? It's in our blood. We've both been playing since we could practically walk.
We don't however agree on teams. He's a Cubs fan (which I'm not against - I'll say they're my favorite NL team) which means he's a big fan of the lovable losers. "Maybe next year" is a big part of his dialogue and loves the song "Go Cubs Go".
I on the other hand love winner's. Yes, Charlie Sheen, you & I and the Yankees agree on something...duh, winning! I'm a Yankees fan (Boston, who??).
Our child will also love the Yankees and the Cubs equally (and by equally, I mean 95% Yankees and 5% Cubs). There is no room in our house for her to branch out and like another team (individuality, what?!). And, yes that means she will like baseball. I'm not trying to push things on her but I just assume that since both of her parents love this sport so much, inevitably so will she.
Any who, to wrap up, the Yankees take on the Tigers at 12:05 c/t today (I wish I could watch but someone has to work around here) and the Cubs take on the Pirates at 1:20 c/t tomorrow. Tune in!
Who's your favorite team?
Here's to a great summer and of course, Go Yankees!