Back when I was a kid, for some reason every year, I couldn't fall asleep the night before the first day of school. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't drift off to dreamland. Maybe it's because I knew those were my last moments of freedom before being locked down in a desk for the next 10 months. Well, I'm beginning to get that very same antsiness for Opening Day 2009 - except this time it's a kind of anticipation that cant' be killed with heavy narcotics.
Can you believe that the Blue Jays opened up spring training over a month ago? I'm starting to see more and more why people call them " fake games", though this year's spring training schedule has carried a little more weight than usual due to all the question marks about the starting rotation. But other than that, let's write those 25 names on the sheet and let's get this show on the road. My tickets are in hand, I have the Blue Jays paraphernalia picked out, and I have even decided on pre and post game adult beverages.
Are you as excited as I am to see which section of the Rogers Centre will have the most drunken brawls per capita, or which muffin-topped oversized-purse-toting fan will stumble their way onto the field mid-game, or here's a shocker ... maybe the game itself? But it's just 9 more days, folks! Opening Day better come before people forget what they bought their tickets for ... that's what she said.