“Oh, Oakland Aaaaaaaaaaaa’s faaaaaaaaaannnnnn!” said Felix “Lucy” Hernandez.
“What do you want, Lucy?” said Oakland “Charlie Brown” A’s Fan.
“It’s been a long winter without any baseball. Wouldn’t it feel great to have an Opening Day?”
“Oh, yes, Lucy, it sure would! Opening Day is great! The warm sun, the green grass, the rhythms of baseball, I love it!”
“I agree, Charlie Brown! So I’ll just hold this ball right here for you, and you come running up, and we can kick off the season.”
“But wait, don’t we try this together every year and you win every time?”
“Well, yes, but this time it could be different! You’re bound to succeed on Opening Day eventually, right? Maybe this is the day!”
“You know what, you’re right! This time, it could be different! Oh, boy! Opening Day! Wow, this is going to be great! OK! I’m ready! Here we go!”
Mosaic at Charles Schulz Museum, by Mike Linksvayer on Flickr, via Creative Commons License