This is the first Rangers Opening Day that I've missed in 8 years, second in the 11 years we've been in Texas. Major bummer.
Tickets were hard to come by as expected, since they won the American League last year. They went lottery style and my number never came up. Neither mine nor several friends I know that could have gotten me a ticket.
Add to the dissappointment that it's my off-Friday and would have worked out perfectly and that we're not doing our traditional tailgating, and a B-52 will be doing a flyover.
The only positive is that I get to spend the day with my wife, and that's always a good thing. Maybe I can persuade her to buy me a pack of cards to ease my pain.