Growing up, our family always had hot dogs for dinner on opening day, and it's something I still carry on with my own family now!Also, for the first time since I've started 'career' working, I'm taking opening day off to watch baseball all day long, and I plan on doing this until the day I retire. It will be fun to truly be paid to watch baseball!
I begin by thinking about how I hate the Twins and White Sox.
We will most likely sacrifice a chicken of the KFC variety!
I'm preparing by attending the most difficult game in Minnesota to get into... harder than Game 7 of the '87 World Series... the VERY first Twins game ever to be held at Target Field... an exhibition game against the Cardinals... MVP vs MVP. We've built a tradition of attending the season/home opener each year. Even though it's technically a Spring Training game, watching the Twins take their new field for the very first time will be a privilege.Oh, and, sweingmachineguy... I hate the White Sox, too. ;)
My wife digs her little wooden sign out of the drawer and puts it atop the entertainment center. It reads : "This marriage has been temporarily put on hold for the baseball season"
I usually watch two baseball related movies - "The Natural" and...."For the Love of the Game" Don't judge me - Vin Scully calls the play-by-play.
It's not really an Opening Day thing, but I get a new scorebook to start each season.
Opening day, on the couch with my mitt on and loudly popping a baseball into it, the sound of that speaks opening day to me.