Cubs Opening Day at Wrigley Field: Hope Springs Eternal

Opening Day is a time when even the most pessimistic among us can find a little hope.


In baseball, Opening Day is when everyone has a chance. Fans of every team think this could be their year.

And there’s something even more special about Opening Day at Wrigley Field. Regardless of what the so-called experts say, when we see the Cubs take the field on a cold, rainy afternoon at Wrigley Field, we are hopeful. The Cubs are tied for 1st Place and spring is near.

I’m a baseball fan, so I get excited when each season starts. Opening Day is also about celebrating tradition and means something different to every Cub fan—the woman sitting behind me who drove from Iowa City to get a glimpse of Robert Redford throwing out the first pitch, and “old school” Cub fans like me who got to see their childhood heroes (Banks, Williams, Jenkins and Hundley) pay tribute to their friend and teammate Ron Santo during the opening ceremonies. These are the moments that make Opening Day special.