Opening Day 2009
The season starts right now. I love Opening Day because you’ve spent all winter waiting, all spring getting in shape and all of a sudden the games count.
Joe Torre did an outstanding job getting this team prepared to go all the way this year. Ned Colletti and the McCourts have done everything in their power to bring a championship team to Los Angeles, which is something the fans here deserve.
I was 11-9 in my 20 Opening Days. After one of those nine losses a writer asked me how I felt and I said, “Well at least I now know we won’t win them all this year.”
You see, before a single pitch is ever thrown, you know that your team will win at least a third of their games, which is 54. And you know they’ll lose a third of their games, which is 54. So what happens in the remaining 54 games will detremine where the team finishes.
I’m excited to see this 2009 Dodger team and I hope you are too.