Ah, Opening Day

Snow? Rain? Who cares? It’s opening day in the baseball season. It doesn’t matter — yet — that the local nine have no chance at a World Series. There’s green grass, warm temps, and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”s to sing instead of shoveling snow, wind chill calculations, and school closings to talk about. Endlessly.

Here are 30 things you need to know on opening day (Yahoo Sports).

And here’s George will’s traditional opening day quiz.

By the way, former MPR staffer Matt Algeo is wistful on this day, too. But not because he’s a baseball fan. He recalls the previous “national pastime”: walking.

Here’s your Monday Morning Rouser:

  • kevinfromminneapolis

    It’s rare to see a ball kid who can even remotely wield a glove. Kudos.

    I bombed the quiz.

  • DavidG

    I thought “Take Me Out to the Ball game” had been replaced by “God Bless America” at most ballparks.