The green, green grass of home awaits the Rockies at Coors Field. Mark Razum and his crew made sure of that. A sixth-month rebuild of the playing surface at Coors was finished in March in preparation for the scheduled home opener last Friday.
To some, the best sound of Opening Days past at Fenway Park was always the rumbling good vibrations of the metal gates being hoisted up, revealing so many joyous faces on kids who were playing hooky, decked out in their best Red Sox gear, including their baseball gloves.
Rob Matwick woke up Sunday morning and checked the Arlington weather forecasts. The Rangers’ executive vice president for business operations saw rain coming on Monday, but Tuesday is supposed to be 67 degrees and partly cloudy. Matwick knew it would be great weather for opening up a new ballpark.