Yesterday was the Mariners Season Opener at home against the visiting Angels. All the fanfare for opening day was spectacular! It was a 1:10 game, but we took an early ferry over to get there in time for some batting practice and we stayed until the very last out. The day was bittersweet for me. I've been a baseball fan since childhood...I grew up down the street from Anaheim Stadium and my dad handed down his love of the sport, taking me and my sisters to so many games, always listening to away games on the radio, and teaching me the intricacies of the game. This will be my first baseball season without my dad and yesterday would have been his 84th birthday.