Yes, the announcement that Sal Fasano made Italy's roster for the World Baseball Classic is a super-huge deal.
Seriously, I was going to write something about how Inauguration Day is like Opening Day. While they're both times of hope and new beginnings, it's very hard to get tickets. And they're often held in bitterly cold temperatures.
But Mike Lopresti of USA Today beat me to the punch in his column comparing the two. He also had this Yankee reference:
A fresh start makes everything seem more manageable. So what if the Yankees signed Mark Teixeira and CC Sabathia, and North Korea has weapons-grade plutonium? We'll deal with it.Yikes!
Anyhow, MLB.com has a whole special section on president-elect - and huge Chicago White Sox fan - Barack Obama, and they're streaming the inaugural live. There are several former Yankees attending today's events, including Dave Winfield and LaTroy Hawkins.
But will Obama be the most memorable No. 44 of all time? Given that Hank Aaron and Reggie Jackson wore that number, he faces some stiff competition!
What do you think? Leave us a comment!