The Mud Dawgs kick off their 2007 season this weekend in a 13U AAA tournament in St. Louis; the Gateway City Opener held at Ozzie Smith's Sports Complex in O'fallon, Missouri. We played several of these teams last year and most of them were pretty tough. And to make matters worse, with all the cold weather this winter, practices have been few and far in between. Are we ready? That's the million dollar question – soon I'll have the answer… fingers crossed!