Well, Wednesday, June 17, should have been Opening Night for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Reflecting for a moment on what would have been my 32nd Opening Night in professional baseball spanning five decades, the 1980s through the 2020s.
The two most memorable nights came in 1989 and 1997. It was total euphoria in 1989, the first Opening Night. Everything was new, excitement was . . .