and, of course, the yankees won their home opener, despite some subpar pitching and three errors. jeter came through with a clutch hit, and giambi came up big as well. i took the afternoon off and watched the game, and it was absolutely wonderful.
now, those are the big two events for me. but everday during baseball season i hope for three things to happen. first, i want the yankees to win. check.
second, i want the pirates to win. lest you think i have abandoned my first baseball love, you are wrong. it is hard to follow a terrible team from a distance. i only get to see a handful of their games each year, and it gets monotonous reading each day about the variety of ways they find to lose. but, i try to stick with them, and i always root for them. so, my second hope each day is that pirates win. and they won their opener yesterday against the astros in dramatic, extra-inning fashion. check.
finally, i always hope the red sox lose. as you may know, i have developed quite the distaste for that organization, and would only be really content if they finished the year 0-162. so, i always hope the socks lose. and yesterday they lost to the royals. check.
so the planets must have been aligned for me yesterday. it was a good start to the baseball season, a good finish to the ncaa tournament, and a fun day to continue to live out my child-like love of sports and competition.
always a kid,