Well before this day can begin, can we all kindly partake in a Baby Bear Happy Dance for the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen?
Remember these names: Ryan Franklin aacchhhhs up the Pad tying homer to Cameron Maybin in the top of the 9th, and in the 11th it's Bryan Augenstein coughing and hacking up 2 more as the Cards go down 3-5 at their home opener!
And everybody that thought Ryan Theriot was just some jerk Cardinal?
Looked to me like he was playing for the Pads.
In fact, here's his error on the Padres MLB site.
Okay, got up this morning and DOH! We cracked a window in the kitchen while cooking last night, and left it open.
The whole house is FREEZING.
Here's what The Weather Channel app says:
So, looks like there'll be about 39,000 April Fools today - if it's raining hard enough we can expect delays ahead.
Kosuke Fukudome will lead off while Tyler Colvin sits, Darwin Barney starts at 2nd, the rest is as expected with of course Ryan Dempster starting.
And I'm sure I don't need to remind you that Jim Hendry and THE CUBS' TOP PRIORITY FOR 2011 IS TO BEAT THE PIRATES!
I plan on dragging my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 with the 12x optical zoom all over the place and posting a bunch of pictures here tomorrow.
GO CUBS AND LETS GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD!
And by the way, I looked up the origin of April Fools day and while there's a theory that it's got something to do with when the Georgian Calendar was introduced and New Years got switched from the end of March to the beginning of January, mostly April Fools day has just been April Fools day since the beginning of Man - a celebration of "merriment and tomfoolery" associated with the beginning of Spring.
And they apparently even had quite a sense of humor about it in 1957, when this film about the Spaghetti Harvest in Sweden was shown on a news program called "Panorama".
People actually called in wondering where they could buy spaghetti trees.