IT'S HERE!!! Let the season begin. This is the year!!!!!!
But first, this is the view off of my deck this morning - the first day of spring break and opening day. Michigan weather sucks!!
On to happier things...To celebrate opening day, here is the Cubs all time opening day lineup.. The lineup features a majority of the players from the '60's and later. That seems odd to me, considering the long history of the Cubs. In fact, of the entire lineup, I have seen all but three (Hartnett, Grimm and Pafko) of them play (and I'm not that old).
Pitcher: Fergie Jenkins, 7 Opening Day starts
Catcher: Gabby Hartnett, 12 starts
First Base (since 1900): Charlie Grimm and Mark Grace, 12 starts
Second Base: Ryne Sandberg, 13 starts
Shortstop: Shawon Dunston, 11 starts
Third Base: Ron Santo, 13 starts
Left Field: Billy Williams, 10 starts
Center Field (since 1900): Andy Pafko, 7 starts
Right Field: Sammy Sosa, 12 starts