Monday, April 5, 2010

Opening Day 2010

For baseball fans Opening Day is as close as you get to a national holiday. It's bigger then the homerun derby, it's bigger then the All-Star's even bigger then the World Series. On Opening Day everyone's team is right in the thick of it and no matter how bad you know the season might turnout, on Opening Day you believe. Right or wrong, game number one is all about what you feel in your heart, not what you know in your head.

It doesn't feel any different for the broadcasters either. All of a sudden, after months of doing shows in the off-season, you feel that familiar sensation of butterfly's. It's a great feeling too because it reminds you of why you got into the business in the first place...adrenaline. Not the base-dive-off-the-Sears-Tower kind of adrenaline...more like the time-to-make-your-first-speech-in-front-of-the-class adrenaline. I realize some people HATE that kind, but I hate the idea of jumping off a tall building for no particular reason, so let's just call it a push.


  1. Thanks, John, for the analogy. And nice job in pregame. You and Scan looked great, too. Now, on with the season and Go Padres.

  2. Thanks bullpeners, I appreciate it. I'm not back on until Friday night but I will have the second part of my Drew Brees interview tomorrow night on Postgame.