It's the day of the home opener for the Chicago Cubs. And of course, the weather has obliged-- it's cold, and there was a dusting of snow this morning. We've had opening day snowed out in previous years.
The Cubs have had some great hitters in their past-- Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Dave Kingman, Andre Dawson, Rick Monday... it's a long list. One of their greatest hitters got his best shot in last year during one of the Cubs/White Sox interleague games against the White Sox' arrogant jerk catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, who'd deliberately run into him, though he did not have the ball. I'm talking about Cubs catcher Michael Barrett.
This shot was taken by a friend of Kim's and mine, Phil Velasquez, who's a photographer for the Chicago Tribune.