Sunday, March 30th. 7:00 p.m. CST.
For the unwashed, the above date signifies something to baseball fans — especially Texas baseball fans. It’s the date/time for the first game of the season. The Season Opener, and it will be played in Houston. The Houston Astros against the Texas Rangers.
OK, that’s nice you say — it’s a baseball game. NO IT’s NOT! It’s a game of historic importance — or at least to baseball fans. It’s the FIRST time the ‘Stros have played in a season opener and it’s the FIRST time the Rangers and Astros have played each other on the first day of the season. And what makes it special for many baseball fans is that Houston is one of the few teams which was moved from one league (National) to the other (American) to create a new competitive link. Now, whether it will work out like MLB would like it, who knows. But all I know is that it’s time to – – – PLAY BALL!