Happy Cooler Day

No other day symbolizes so much than Cooler Day -- MLB Opening Day, NCAA championship, Masters' Monday and the first day of spring.

Updated: April 3, 2006, 12:46 PM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

It happens every year, as sure as a dignitary noodle-arming a ceremonial first pitch under the bright April sun. As sure as a pimento sandwich costing two bucks and fifty cents amid the scented Georgia pines or as sure as Teddy Pendergrass' opening lyric, "The ball is tipped/And there you are," turning an otherwise cheesy elevator tune into a "Shining Moment" that locks you up.

In other words, "Happy Cooler Day, everyone."

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