There’s nothing quite like Opening Day at the ballpark. There’s just something about the anticipation of the season, seeing old friends, making new ones, and the excitement the day brings.
The Cubs and the Astros opened up in Houston with a Cubs win. Soriano (2 for 5) hit a homer off Roy O on the second pitch of the game. The Z-pack, Zambrano had his game on, and worked it hard. Zambrano came to Houston, in shape, and determined. He had his slider and breaking ball going as well. After beating the Astros with a shut-out their last meeting in the fall, he left in the 7th, and earned the win. Roy O had a respectable outing, but it wasn’t enough, as the Cubs took the Stros 4-2.
Here are some sights from Houston’s opening day, and by the way, they broke an attendance record. I always wonder about attendance records – I mean, a stadium holds so many seats, don’t they? And when you have sell outs, then there should be so many tickets sold for the seats on hand and for standing-room that is allowed. So it beats me how we continually beat records. But, that’s a good sign the economy is holding well in Houston.
Minute Maid park celebrated it’s 10th anniversary. It’s hard to believe it’s that old. It’s also hard to believe I have been covering baseball for mlb.com/kids going on six years. Time flies, but I am having so much fun.
Ryan Dempster came up to me after batting practice to catch up and say hello. Many of you might remember my video interview with Ryan a couple of years ago, where he entertained us with his magic tricks and exceptional impression of Tommy Boy.
I’ll look and see if I can find a link to the old interview. It’s really funny.
So here’s to another great season. May your hometeam win!