In a recent mailbag, Bill Simmons declared April the very best month for sports. I’m inclined to agree. April has: the Final Four, the Frozen Four, the Masters, MLB Opening Day, the start of the NBA playoffs, the NFL draft, the start of the NHL playoffs, and the start of summer rec leagues everywhere. Can any month top that?
I love Opening Day. On Opening Day, even the Pirates and the Royals have magic numbers.