Of all the things that happened with the Cubs this last year, or actually you can go back years, nothing is cooler than Kerry Wood coming home.
To think that maybe Friday's game goes Dempster thru 7, Kerry Wood for the 8th, and Carlos Marmol for the 9th?
At the home opener?
Man, I am lookin' for the Bud Man in the 7th because I ain't going anywhere.
Honestly, home openers are different.
They're always crap weather and the crowd isn't really there for a baseball game - it's just a big ol' party with a game goin' on.
Nothing wrong with that.
I'm usually out of there by the 5th or 6th to go warm up over at Bernie's or someplace on Southport with my prized new fridge magnet schedule in my pocket and, you know, later I get to say I was there.
But Friday will be different.
Kerry Freaking WOOD.