Monday, March 31, 2008

Weather in a Word (or two)?…Play Ball!

What a difference a year makes, at least in the weather as the Cleveland Indians prepare to open their season at the newly named Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland. Last year as you will recall, the Indians opened the season in the windy city of Chicago on April 2nd and took 2 out of 3 from the Sox. Then they came home to open the season there on April 6th only to be snowed out and rescheduled. Then the next home stand against the Angels was moved to the dome in Milwaukee. So what do the schedulers do for 2008? They schedule the Cleveland home opener in March!
Well, after a tough couple of snowstorms in the past two weeks and some early morning rain today, it appears that at 3:05 pm this afternoon with temperatures in the mid 50’s, we will hear that familiar and long awaited call of, “Play Ball!”
I will be there to witness the beginning of the defense of the American League Central Crown.
In fact, I will go one further and give a prediction to the outcome of the game…
Cleveland 5, Chicago 2!
I plan on having a hot dog with that wonderful

spicy brown mustard for every run the Indians score!
Too cold for beer…or bugs!
Go Tribe!
See you there!

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