Game 1, Mariners At A’s
Felix vs Cahill, 7:05 pm.
Happy Felix Day, Happy Opening Day, and Sad We Miss You Dave Niehaus Day.
Those are three stories that are going to dominate the evening. It’s day one of 2011 for the M’s, it’s our first Felix Day of the year, and it’s the first time in franchise history that we will begin the season without Dave’s voice welcoming us back for another season. The home opener next week will be more emotional, I’m sure, but this is still going to be hard.
Once we dry the eyes, though, the attention will turn to Felix. There are worse ways to find comfort than geting to watch The King take the hill to start the season. We all know about the problems the rest of the roster has, but when he’s on the mound, the team has a real chance to win. And, perhaps more importantly, be fun to watch. Felix makes this team interesting.