As I awoke this morning, I had the hardest time pulling myself out of bed and going to work. Hundreds of illnesses and excuses whirled through my head as I contemplated calling in sick. Unfortunately, no one would believe for a minute that I was sick today knowing full well that it is opening day. I wanted so bad to sit at home, my feet up watching a triple header on the satellite dish as baseball arrived in America for the 2000 season. I know that baseball officially kicked off last week but I have a hard time accepting the fact that opening day was held in Japan between two teams that I could care less about. At work, I set up a series of computers to stream audio from the games going on around the league. At one point I was listening to three games at the same time all while connected to ESPN’s Gamecast so I could graphically see what was happening. I will readily admit that perhaps my productivity did suffer a bit but being the positive person that I am, I like to think I was merely stress testing the network and the Internet to determine whether we had enough bandwidth to run multimedia in the corporation. I can now confidently say yes our network can safely survive the beginning of baseball. I can hardly wait for tomorrow when I won’t have to watch regular season baseball on television any more.