Today is Opening Day, and Kristin, Grace and I are headed down to 20th and Blake. We treat Opening Day like a holiday, and look forward to it every year. And when you think about it, Opening Day is like a holiday.
What holiday is it? I like to think of it as the Sneak Preview to Summer. It’s like getting an advance screening of what your life will be like once the weather gods decide to stop messing with everyone. The sun shines, you’re gathered around friends, maybe drinking a few beers, and passing the afternoon with a ballgame. It’s fantastic, and it’s easy to forget that it will probably snow at least two more times before summer officially arrives.
I was having lunch recently with Reed Saunders, who is the Public Address Announcer for the Rockies (he’s also the groom in this classic Rockies commercial), and he confirmed the same thing to me. We’ve had a remarkable run of luck weather-wise for Opening Day. It will be good to hear his voice boom over the P.A. once again. I missed it last year because I was trapped on conference calls all day and into the afternoon, which made me unhappy in ways I don’t think are healthy.
This year’s Opening Day is also special because it’s the first one for Grace. When we found out Kristin was pregnant, this is how we announced it on social media:
So it’s cool to sort of bring it full circle with her. I hope she enjoys the experience, even though she won’t remember it.
So, if you’re headed down to Coors Field today, hit us up. We’ll be happy to share a beer or some peanuts with you. And hey, the Rockies are off to a promising start. Even better!
Happy Opening Day, everyone!