I've been sunburned before on opening day, but that's because I have the unique ability to burn in 45 degree overcast weather. This, however, was the first legitimate sun burn I've ever gotten on April 5th.
They opened the lots at 9:10 this year, which provided ample time for grilling our grass fed burgers and brats, and perhaps it was just the parking lot we ended up in, but bathrooms were not in short supply for once. The guys next to us who brought their own toilet didn't even have much demand. Last year the going rate (heh) was ten bucks.
And really, it wasn't a terrible game. Good defense by the Rockies snuffed out a few potential rallies, but we saw good contact, an excellent game from Carlos Gomez, and really, would it be opening day if Rickie Weeks didn't get plunked?
Gallardo struggled with control a bit, and his strikeout pitch didn't seem to be there, but he pitched well enough.
Opening day is always a blast. A win would have capped things off nicely, but it's hard to spoil a 72 degree sunny day in early April.
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