Ladies and gentlemen, this week marked the beginning of the 2007 baseball season.
This is exciting to me for three reasons:
1) I get to watch and listen to my beloved Giants play. It's highly likely that they'll suck this year, but in April, even the lowliest team has promise and hope. I keep little bottles of The Cream and The Clear near my TV for good luck. Go Giants!
2) Last week, for the first time, I got into an argument at the grocery store with a sports fan about the merits of the Giants newest pitcher, Barry Zito. Having been a sports idiot for the majority of my life, it was immensely satisfying to trot out the 99% useless knowledge that has accumulated in my brain the last few years and use it to smack down my local butcher. We both look forward to future confrontation.
3) My baseball program! Although I ignored my baseball Predictatron over the off-season, I revived it just in time for this season. I made some good tweaks to it, and over the first three days of the baseball season, it has performed remarkably well. Although I realize that three days of data is insignificant, I am remotivated to try and find a legal way to make money off this thing. Go me!