It's Opening Day in Cleveland. I'll be there, albiet at a upper level opposite the field from the view I had for this opener in 2010. Opening Day is my thing, and I'll be making my fifth home opener in a row, resuming a personal string of them in my lifetime.
It's a rare opener against the dreaded Yankees, only the sixth one in 113 years. Turns out, I will have been to half of all of the Yankees home openers in Cleveland after today.
It was the Yankees in 1985. I was there for a memorable Bert Blyleven story. And a loss.
And it was the Yankees twenty years ago in 1993. I was there then too, with a pretty memorable personal story to boot. Yep, a loss.
It'll be the Yankees today. Years of the Indians' playing second fiddle in the American League to the Yankees, a distant second fiddle, has worn on us Tribe fans. We hate the Yankees.
Opening Day is my thing. A win versus the Yankees today would make a nice, memorable Opening Day story for 2013. Go Tribe!