Monday, March 31, 2008

Opening Day

For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle(dove) is heard in our land.

– Song of Solomon 2:12, the verse quoted by Ernie Harwell, legendary Tigers broadcaster, at the beginning of the first broadcast of every season.

Finally it’s here.

So, who do you think will win the Series this year? The Detroit Free Press gurus list their choices here, but I’m going to go all sentimental and predict that it will be the Red Sox against the Cubs, and since the Cubs haven’t won in 100 years, I’ll give it to them purely for the karma.

I think the Tigers will win the AL Central.

Update: They dropped the opener 5-4 in 11 innings against Kansas City.