At the beginning of April in Syracuse, N.Y., the grass was not yet green.
Not even at the big ballpark that the Syracuse Chiefs baseball team calls home.
That did not stop 6,661 fans from welcoming the start of another Triple-A season to NBT Bank Stadium. But first, they had a pretty big party in the parking lot.
The home team lost, but the bones seem to be there for a fun season.
To read my story about the experience of opening day on the north side of Syracuse on the Syracuse Public Media site waer.org, click the link below.
Have you welcomed in a season on opening day? It his time of the baseball year special to you?