November 18, 2006
I have been eagerly awaiting today all week. After a horrendous five days of work I definitely was looking forward to the weekend. But this was not going to be just any weekend, this was the mother of all weekends this month. Oh sure, most people would say the weekend after Thanksgiving is filled with activities and the traditional opening weekend of Christmas shopping but that lacks the importance associated with this weekend. Yeah I bet you are thinking I was looking forward to today because it marked the ninth anniversary of the expansion draft where the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks finally filled out their roster with major league caliber players. Granted, that was a pretty cool day and I do have November 18 listed as Expansion Draft day on my calendar but that was not the reason for my excitement. No the reason I found it hard to sleep last night was that today is Chase Field open house day.