If your NCAA bracket was busted on the first day like mine was, or if your a big fan of John Cena, and had to suffer watching him lose to The Rock at Wrestlemania last weekend, or if you had a tightness in your chest watching Jeff Gordon get spun out on the restart of the green/white/checkered finish, or if you felt an ache when LPGA golfer I.K. Kim missed a one-foot putt on the last hole of the Kraft Nabisco Championship then I may have words which can soothe your aches and pains.
Opening Day is TOMORROW!!!! And whether you are a fan of the Giants, A's, Yankees, Red Sox, or even cough* gasp* the Dodgers, this is the day all baseball fans await. This is the true sign the long winter is over, and the world begins anew. Thoughts can now pull away from all of the sad sporting events which have occurred over the past several weeks, and fans can begin the long, long journey following the rise and falls of their favorite teams.
While it is true that football has surpassed baseball in terms of popularity, baseball still beats every other sport in terms of opening day because of the simple fact it awakens our senses after a long winters nap. Baseball brings forth green grass, warm air, the smell of hot dogs, garlic fries. On the field the sound of the wooden bat making such a sweet sound when it connects with the ball. The exploding pop of a catchers glove when a fastball pours through the strike zone untouched by the batter. For the rest of this story please pick up a 4/4/12 edition of The gridley Herald. Or call us to subscribe at 846-3661.