Originally Posted by palehosepub
My absolute favorite day of the year.
Went to my first one in 1984 when I was in college at Loyola and have made every one since. My bother has been with me at every one since the last year of Old Comiskey - 1990.
I enjoy the excitement of a new season, better weather ahead etc. It is a rite of spring no matter what happened the year before.
"You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen." JOE DIMAGGIO
"Opening Day, Christmas, my birthday, in that order." Still my favorite quote from some random guy in the parking lot on Opening Day a few years ago. I started my first year at Loyola in 1976. This will be my 39th consecutive Opener. Can't believe it's the 24th at the new park.