Monday, March 31, 2008


Royals win! Royals win! Wooooooooo!

I didn't get to watch all of the game, around one regular class and one test*, but I saw enough to completely disagree with the TV crew's assessment that Pena is the player of the game. I give that honor to Leo Nunez, definitely. He was indescribably impressive with his two scoreless innings.

*one other class existed in theory, but my attendance was...well, nonexistent in reality.

Now I am glad I DVR'ed the game, in part so I can watch what I missed for school, and so I have something to watch tomorrow, which I will dub the "Worst Day of the Year." I hate the day after O-Day; it's so empty and eternal compared to the completely full joy that today brings.

But this post is about that full joy; it's about a no-doubt Alex Gordon home run and Mark Grudzielanek reaching base five times and Ryan LeFebvre in a suit and my brothers taking the day off and gorging themselves on pizza and Jose Guillen showing off his arm and Leo Nunez pitching like a seasoned vet and Joakim Soria and Alex Gordon's glove finishing it all off. It's about overcoming a mobile strike zone and being on pace for 162-0 and breathlessly voicing our hopes that this year is the "next year" we've been waiting for forever. It's about all baseball fans bolting out of bed, piling on their team's gear and joining in celebration with their fellow baseball fans, regardless of team allegiance. This is Opening Day, and I propose that it is about damn time.


Brad Haas said...

"Ryan Lefebvre in a suit"

LOL, you noticed too

Minda said...

Haha, how could I *not* notice? It was a sharp contrast to his usual beflowered wardrobe. Looked good, though.