My beloved LA Kings lost and got eliminated from the NHL playoff race last night – but today is opening day for my beloved Angels, so it’s hard for it to be a bad day.
I was thinking about what it would take to make Opening Day a bad day. Something pretty horrible would have to happen to take ODJ (Opening Day Joy) away from me. And nothing horrible happened.
Neither I nor anyone close to me died. Or got a terminal cancer diagnosis. Or lost a limb. Or an eye.
I wasn’t maimed in a huge car accident. I wasn’t in a plane that crashed, or a train, or on a ship that sank.
My house didn’t burn down.
I didn’t get fired from my job.
There wasn’t a 9.9 earthquake that made California drop into the sea.
So it’s Opening Day and all is right with the world.
Except that the Angels lost the opener. That’s okay. They’ll talk about us in legends almost as much if we go 161-1 as if we went 162-0.