Let's get all the negatives out of the way. Opening Day is indeed amatuer hour, the New Years Eve of baseball games. It brings out all kinds of idiots who still think JJ Hardy is on the team and have no idea who they are playing. Overpriced tickets and 2-1 odds you get thrown up on.
I don't care about that. Its the first opportunity to see the team at home, there is rumored to be up to 20 Packer players throwing out the first pitch (rumor is Rubie Q is going just to boo James Jones), and dammit - I have fun seeing friends I haven't seen in a while and hanging out in a cold parking lot for 3 hours drinking beer and blowing off work.
With that said, a wise man once laid out the rules of getting ready for the big day. Feel free to use this post to get excited about opening day.
1. Check the Grill and make sure that it works. - What are your plans for the day? Where are you tailgating, who with, where are your seats? Etc.
2.Call your meat man and ask are you ready. Self-Explanatory - what are you grilling? Feel free to share any details about your meat man.
3.Check with your beer guy and ask are your ready. What are you drinking?
4.Check with your wife and ask are you ready. Is your wife/husband/significant other coming with you?
5.Ask your self are you ready - This is the most important thing you can do before the big day (I guess)