The Jays kick off their 2007 season today in Detroit.

I love April baseball.

It’s not just about the possibility of a winning season. It’s about the end of winter. Winter is over. Done. Gone.

Yes, for some strange reason it could snow again, but winter is gone.

That makes me happy.

I also like mid-day april baseball. those weird 12:35 or 12:37 pm start times.

My favourite Jays game of all time was in April 1985 when my dad took me. I had a day off school, we sat really close, I got a ball during batting practice that, at the end of the game, Ernie Whitt autographed.

Good times.

I’m looking forward to next monday when Toronto’s home opener against the KC Royals. I’ve got my ticket.