The energy was insane, as can be expected. I tried to get to game as early as possible, because I like to see everything that goes on before the game, plus I had heard about the new security screenings (metal detectors). I also love the people-watching.
Fireworks and a flyover added to the celebration. This team has everyone excited about the possibilities and you can feel it when you're at Wrigley Field.
I thought about the promise of the season, not just for the team but for my husband and me. I thought about our goals and hopes and dreams. The start of a new season or adventure is full of optimism. I reminded myself of one thing: It's about the journey, not the destination. Try to live in every moment, even the uncomfortable ones. Cheers to you, Chicago!
- Anthony Rizzo kept Starlin Castro's walk-up song that everyone claps to. It was a big hit. (He has other songs as well.)
- I almost cried when Schwarber was introduced and he walked out with a crutch. Get better soon!
- Winning! Cubs Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and Billy Williams threw the first pitches and led the 7th inning stretch.