Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs Raring for Historic Opening Day

March 27, 2010 by  

It’s a tale of two teams, but three cities. And as Charles Dickens wrote, it’s a tale of the years they intertwined from the start, one enjoying a “season (or seasons) of light,” the other dreading a “season of darkness.” The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs always pop up on each other’s schedules at least twice, sometimes more, every year. But rarely do they begin a regular season against each other. Same was the case when the Braves played their home games north of Chicago. This year, though, the stars are aligned and the clubs are set to reunite again on April 5. If history is any indication, the 2010 opener (and the events of the season) could be wrapped in irony, much like its predecessors. ...

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