"There it gooooooooooes! Sssssss-ee ya!"
So bellowed longtime New York Yankees play-by-play voice Michael Kay from the sun-soaked broadcast booth at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday. With it, Kay metaphorically bid adieu to the interminable scourge of winter while also narrating Didi Gregorius' first-inning blast off Alec Asher of the Philadelphia Phillies, the ignominious purveyor of spring's first official home run.
IT'S BACK, PEOPLE! BASEBALL IS BACK!!!
(Video courtesy: MLB.com)