THE CRACK OF THE BAT!  THE CHEER OF THE CROWD!!  PLAY BALL!

YOURS TRULY, PAWS AND THE MISSUS.

Well here it is!  Opening Day 2011.  Although it’s still a bit cool outside, the sun is shining and the Boys of Summer are taking to the field.  It makes me believe that we’ve made it through another winter.  I know it may still snow.  I also know that when it’s the Home Opener for the Detroit Tigers next Friday it will probably be a bit chilly out.

As you can see from this picture of my wife and me hanging out with PAWS, the Tigers mascot at Comerica Park, we’re fairly bundled up.  The picture was taken the day after the 2009 home opener.  I think the temperature at game time was about 45 degrees.  Not exactly tropical, but who cared?  The Tigers were on the field!

If you are a baseball fan, welcome to the 2011 season!  If you’re not, just remember…it won’t be too long before the Green Bay Packers take to Lambeau Field to defend their Super Bowl title and keep the Lombardi Trophy at home where it belongs!!!

And with that…

“PLAY BALL!!”