No team in any sport gets to begin every season at home. Still, Major League Baseball has too many opening day dates anymore.
The Rockies should not have had to start the season with a three-game road series and then wait to play in front of the home fans until their fourth game.
The Rockies will open Coors Field tomorrow already posessing a losing record at 1-2.
Both losses were tough. On Saturday we learned that Jamie Moyer really is fourty-nine and on Sunday we saw Juan Nicasio's comeback marred by relievers in a cruel one-run loss.
The poor guys even had to play on Easter.
We have to put this weekend behind us.
Saturday and Sunday were rough for the Rox and for their fans but tomorrow ... Monday ... is Opening Day at last at Coors Field. Time to celebrate the newness of baseball and pretend that everything is going to be different this season - even though we already have that same old feeling.
The weather will be perfect -low-seventies with zero chance of rain. Lodo will smell like pizza and popcorn and everyone will be a mile high on spring sunshine. Fathers will pull their sons from school and the peanut vendors will turn their first dimes.
We will all clap and chant "TULO".
Opening Day 2012 will be special, just like all the others. Even though we know a bit more about the Rockies that we wish we already did.