It’s been 278 days since Aroldis Chapman left a cement-mixer up in the zone, since Jose Altuve took a big cut, since the ball crash-landed above a freaking Fuddruckers sign, of all things.
It’s been 278 days since the Yankees last played meaningful baseball.
It’s hard to wrap my mind around how much the world has changed in 278 days.
It’s been 226 days since the Yankees signed Gerrit Cole.
The Yankees signed Gerrit Cole. The Yankees signed Gerrit Cole. The Yankees. Signed. Gerrit Cole.
I was on the way to brush my teeth before bed when Ryan Pavich dropped this tweet in our Slack channel. And now, tonight, he finally gets to start on Opening Day for the Yankees. We get to watch Cole’s fourseam fastball and slider combination, in a real game.
It’s been 133 days since MLB suspended spring training 1.0, since the world flipped upside-down, since life as we knew it changed.
For a brief moment, tonight, we get to enjoy a window of time with a ballgame. The last 278 days have been trying, but now we can try to have an enjoyable night. I can’t wait for it, and I’ll see you soon.
How to Watch
Time: 7:08 PM ET
Location: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280 (local listings)