Hope springs eternal on Opening Day, so the adage goes. Anything is possible. Even sunshine. After an interminable winter and two days of the dreaded wintery mix, Monday dawned with bright skies, moderate temps and a brisk breeze. Spring and the Orioles are back.
Even before the faithful flock to Camden Yards, Opening Day is underway. The grounds crew, led by Nicole McFayden, makes sure every blade is in place and every basepath smoothed to perfection. Hard to imagine after the mercurial weather of the past few weeks, but the field looks perfect long before the morning interviews begin.