Friday, April 02, 2021

A beautiful sight!

Chicago Sun-Times
Yesterday, for the first time in a year, fans re-entered The Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field! As you can see from the gloved gentleman at right, it was cold on Opening Day. (It's always cold on Opening Day.) The wind chill was in the upper 20ºs.

But that really doesn't matter, because baseball is back and the Cubs are home. With the Biden Administration's welcome emphasis on masks and vaccinations, I may even be emboldened to go to a game this year. How I missed the bricks and ivy last year!

Anthony Rizzo got a double with his first at bat and brought a runner home later in the game. He also participated in a rather balletic play at first. The game didn't end as I would have wanted, but still, it was baseball! 

Cubs President Jed Hoyer told reporters that he is "very optimistic" that he and Rizz will come to terms on a contract extension. (See post below.) This is huge. I cannot accept that I just saw my all-time favorite-most Cub take the field for his last Opening Day in Cubbie blue.


  1. How hopeful that you are considering attending in person!

  2. I am so excited that the season ahs started! I hope they can get the contract done for Rizzo! I know that is stressful when a beloved player is involved. Enjoy the season!

  3. I got a call from my brother on Tuesday saying he was flying to the Friendly Confines for opening day. You Cubbie's fans are loyal. We Yankee fans are pretty serious as well. :)