Like the members of the team, fans get pretty excited about Opening Day as well. Those on the team talk about getting “butterflies.” I can understand that – as you do feel the excitement in your stomach on Opening Day, even as a fan. (At least, I do.)
The weather today was a true wet blanket on that, again, at least for me. It’s like the relief pitcher who gets the call to warm up in the pen and then is told to sit down (rather than come into the game). The players have an expression for that. The first word is “dry” and the second word starts with an “H” and rhymes with “lump.”
Once those butterflies are stirred, it’s hard to recapture that feeling again. I’m going to be thrilled to watch Yankees baseball tomorrow – in a game where it counts – but, it’s not going to be amped up to the level of a “true” Opening Day. It’s just not the same.
Plus, with so many other teams having now already enjoyed their opener, it feels like the holiday has passed and the Yankees fans were left off the party list.
If you never understood what was meant by the phrase “Someone left the cake out in the rain,” well, baby, this is it.