Say, what were you doing at 3:05 PDT this morning? If you are a card carrying member of the Red Sox Nation then you were parked in front of a television watching the opening game of the 2008 Major League Baseball season.
Yep, Boston vs. the Oakland Athletics at Japan's Tokyo Dome in the first game that counts this year. The defending World Series champions play two this week in Japan before heading stateside for an exhibition game against the Dodgers Saturday before what will be the largest crowd ever assembled to see a baseball game, over 100,000 at the L.A. Coliseum.
You know makes this '08 season even sweeter? No Barry Bonds! I couldn't have been happier to see his fat ass on the TV the other day. Apparently he is not retired and is working out and waiting for the phone to ring for some team to make him an offer to play another season.
But check this out: Because not one of the thirty major league teams are interested, the Baseball Players Association is said to be conducting an investigation to determine whether collusion might be involved. Really? You don't think every team came to the same conclusion on their own on this one? Bonds is 43 years old, up to his steroid yoked neck in legal trouble and is universally despised. No please.
One more sidebar on the Bonds tip. Thanks to blog reader Rose for turning me onto this humorous little song by Dan Bern called The Year By Year Home Run Totals Of The Great Barry Bonds.
*The best day of the whole year? Of course it's the Mariners home opening this Monday!! Play Ball!