October 24, 2014

Hoping for sunshine opening day

By Sherry Barnum
Staff Writer | reporter3@ogemawherald.com
Posted 3/27/12

One thing I hate about living in Michigan is the weather. You never know what you are going to get until you walk outside and you’re in it.

So imagine my surprise when we were in above “normal” temperatures for most of last week.

I can’t believe I am saying this, but I found myself wishing it was in the 40s again.

I know, I know, most of the winter I was wishing for warmer temperatures, so the snow would melt away — but I was hoping to ease into the summer-like temps, not to be bombarded with them.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love warm weather and spring — it’s my favorite season.

And who doesn’t love spring? It’s the beginning of baseball!

Not just any baseball, but Tigers baseball.

Especially since the weather is just right for games: you don’t have to deal with the hot sun and there is still a cool breeze.

I can almost feel the excitement in the air right now — from the mom-ent you step into Comerica Park to the moment the pitcher takes the mound.

This year, I will be attending opening day for the first time with my mom. We were a little hesitant at first to go, but after some coaxing I finally got her to give in.

The only thing that I don’t like is, it’s going to be packed and I’m not one for crowds.

Oh well, I guess I’ll get used to it, because for the first time ever I will be going to opening day!

I don’t think I can say it enough to actually register that I will be in attendance at that game. It’s something I’ve been waiting to do for such a long time, and I finally get the opportunity to do it.

Which brings me back to the whole weather situation in Michigan.

It could be snowing on April 5 for all we know, and I’ve learned to keep my winter clothes out, just in case the temperatures drop again.

The biggest argument I have had in my own fight in going or not is whether the weather will be nice or cold. When faced with the question again, I said, “We’ll just have to bundle up, won’t we?”

So while schools are on spring break and kids are soaking up the sun, I’ll be bundled up watching my favorite baseball team play — and come to think about it, I don’t think there is anywhere else I would rather be.

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