It's opening day and we want to know! Red Sox? Yankees? Mets? Or another team entirely?
For Red Sox fans, here's a bleak assessment from "Obnoxious Boston Fan" posted on Boston.com:
"Happy Opening Day. It's re-opening day for "My Father's Red Sox," who have returned as his grandson's Red Sox. ... Gone is the bluster among fans and media about the "best team in baseball history." The Red Sox might not even be be the second-best American League team East of Tampa Bay. ... Each time we sing "Sweet Caroline" we might as well be whistling past the graveyard. High hope is up in smoke.
The good news? As of Thursday, April 5th, tickets were still available for the home opener April 13th.
For Yankees' fans, they're probably still adjusting to some last minute changes made Wednesday. Here's more information on the Yankee's efforts to make the most of what they have for the 2012 season. Are these last minute changes a show of strength, or does it mean that the mighty Yankees are nervous and unsure of what 2012 will bring? The Yankees' home opener is Friday, April 13th as well. Get your tickets here.
As for the Mets, they're cutting ticket prices to today's opener against the Braves, hoping to fill the stands. "Mets In Opening Day Ticket Panic," reads the headline.
"The Mets spun the Opening Day, two-for-one offer as a bid to get families out to Citi Field this weekend. “Sales are going well ... closing in on a sellout for [Opening Day],” said Mets VP David Howard. But fan Raymond Intriago of Brooklyn, who’s attending today’s game despite his bleak view of the Mets’ prospects, said, “There’s no real reason to go.’’"
Still, the season is just starting and there's plenty of room for hope here. This is baseball, after all.
What do you think? Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments. Which team rules with Madison Patch readers?