It’s the Seattle Mariners’ home (and season) opener today. Game starts at 15:35, when I’ll be blissfully asleep.
Like last year, I’m finding it a bit difficult to get at all excited about the start of baseball season. This is partly because they had a losing season last year (78-84, 15 GB and 4th in the AL West) and their spring-training stats in 2007 haven’t been all that stellar (14-20 Cactus League). But it’s a make-or-break season for both general manager Bill Bavasi and manager Mike Hargrove, so maybe that’ll light a fire under the entire organization and they’ll actually win some games this year.
So yeah. Like last year I’ll probably go to a few games, probably spend those games at a barstool at Pyramid. And it’s time for Pyramid’s Curve Ball, which is among my favorite of their seasonal brews.
Yes, that’s it! Sports seasons are defined for me by the seasonal beers! I knew I could find an approach with appeal no matter what the sport or season.