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:
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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