April 4th. Easter Sunday. Everyone in town dressed in their best. Sunny and warm...high of 78 degrees. Unusually warm this early in the year, but I don't hear anyone complaining. After a delicious brunch at Cyprian Keyes it's off to Jen's house for coffee and cake. Every street along the way is lined with parked cars as families gather at each others' houses on this holiest of holy days. But on this 94th day of 2010, there was only one thing on everybody's mind. At 8:05 tonight, under the lights at Fenway, the Red Sox would open their season against the New York Yankees. The Hatfields and the McCoys, the North vs South, The Cold War.....mere squabbles in the shadow of this, the oldest of rivalries in all of sports, dating back to ancient times when they still played in skirts and sandals, and hot dogs cost under $5. Back even before Hi-Def.
Yeah, Summer 2010 begins tonight.