I invited the readers to send me their Opening Day thoughts and memories, and Joan and Larry did. Here’s what they had to say:
Joan said …
John, Because there was no TV in my area of CT, I listened to the game on WFAN – Howie Rose and Tom McCarthy. They were terrific – had all the baseball info down pat and added some nice asides about the crowd, the weather etc. Just wish I could have seen David Wright’s face as he homered. The game seemed to move right along, particularly when Wagner came in and wasted no time in closing the game. Great start to the season.
To Joan: There’s nothing but a smile ever on Wright’s face. As far as Howie and Tom, they are sharp. Not only do they know the game, but neither intrude on it. They don’t make themselves the story. Stay in touch. John.
Larry said …
One of the best opening day memories was 1998 at shea. It’s about 85 degrees and the Mets and Phillies play 14 innings, with the Mets winning 1-0 on Alberto Castillo’s single.
To Larry: Pitchers’ duels are always special. They are so much more intense than slugfests. Write in any time. John