The 30 day countdown to home opener..how do you prepare?
March 11, 2009: Since it’s still 33 days until my own Cubs home opener..I’m just preparing my blog entry. For some fans it’s a ritual, it’s a series of preparations, that one fateful day when you can start over. It’s kind of like New Year’s Day. Everything is fresh and new…the year is right in front of you, shiny, crystal clear, untainted. That’s how the start of a new baseball season feels. The fresh grass, the newly cleaned stadium, that had remnants of last year’s season completely erased. The past doesn’t matter. Only THIS year does. Only the present. There is NOTHING like your own home opener; nothing. I mentally start preparing 30 days out. My countdown starts on March 14th. When does yours?