Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/5/12
I suppose you could ask for a nicer day, but that would be greedy. It’s bright and sunny, a crispness in the air. The forecast is for more of the same this afternoon at Citi Field. There should be two rules in baseball: Opening Day has beautiful weather and the home team wins. Opening Day, it is written, is about renewal, about fresh starts, about optimism. It’s also about going home to your roots. Wherever you are, and whatever your team, you tend to remember the team of your youth on Opening Day. I live in Connecticut, but the team of my youth was the Cleveland Indians. I follow the Mets now, but when I do glance at the standings, my eyes drift to the AL Central and the Indians. The AL Central, of course, didn’t exist when I was a kid. Yes, I know. When I was a kid there were only two leagues and fire had just been invented. The Indians I grew up with were just an average team at best, much like they are today. And, much like the Mets, I suppose. There’s the occasional good year, but
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