It’s that time of year again. The annual ritual of trips to the ballpark, $5 hot dogs and the crack of the bat as we are greeted with a new season of professional baseball.

One man who has covered a lot of baseball opening days is sports cartoonist Drew Litton. The long-time cartoonist for the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News, Litton now draws sports cartoons for ESPN.com and The Chicago Tribune, and was kind enough to share some of his favorite opening day cartoons.

To view his more recent cartoons, check out his fantastic sports cartoon blog here, as well as his cartoon archive here.