After a 40-minute delay at Wrigley...let's play ball.
And who better to throw out the first pitch but Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, famous for his line "Let's Play Two!"
As I squint to see Carlos Zambrano through the fog, most Cubs fans will settle for one today.
Yes, the Cubs unveiled the Ernie Banks statue and had a pre-game celebration with both Banks and Billy Williams. It's only about 2 decades too late for the Banks statue, but let's not split hairs.
Zambrano's been explosive on Opening Days in the past, and not in a good way. No one will argue the guy is passionate.
The potent Brewers lineup will be a big test today and Big Z pitched a solid first inning, giving up just one cheap infield single that Aramis Ramirez slightly muffed.
If the Cubs are going to try to break that 100-year curse, Zambrano will have to keep those emotions in check.
At least Michael Barrett isn't around to stir up the pot.