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Friday, March 21, 2014

OMNICHATTER for Opening Series Games in Australia

4:00 AM- Dodgers (Kershaw) “at” Diamondbacks (Miley)

10 PM-Dodgers (Ryu) “at” Diamondbacks (Cahill)

Both games on MLB Network and also, I believe, the local RSNs.


(All times Eastern)

Gamingboy Posted: March 21, 2014 at 03:31 PM | 172 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Natty Fan Posted: March 21, 2014 at 03:58 PM (#4674996)
Most extreme day-night doubleheader ever.
   2. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: March 21, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4675004)
Most extreme day-night doubleheader ever.


Though really it's just a 7pm/1pm turnaround... I guess that's why they show up a week ahead of time.
   3. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: March 21, 2014 at 04:12 PM (#4675007)
Will the Dodgers pee in the Diamondback's hotel pool?
   4. Dale Sams Posted: March 21, 2014 at 05:24 PM (#4675051)
You mean will the sepos yank in the tank? Thassa agood un.
   5. Juan Uribe Marching and Chowder Society Posted: March 21, 2014 at 05:26 PM (#4675052)
"and also, I believe, the local RSNs."

Only about 30% of Angelenos will have SportsNet LA available to them. The rest of us will have MLB Network and MLB.tv blacked out. There is no way to watch the game unless a friend or a bar has Time Warner. I understand it's business, but it's a disappointing way to start the season. Even Vin Scully is disappointed: "I guess it will feel strange to know we’re not going to be seen by the big audience we always have."
   6. madvillain Posted: March 21, 2014 at 06:47 PM (#4675076)
"I guess it will feel strange to know we’re not going to be seen by the big audience we always have."


Scully is right. With the NCAA Tourney in full swing, this appears to be a disaster for MLB media wise. These games aren't going to get much coverage at all from the US media and you've now watered down opening day. Your general, casual sports fan is fully into March Madness right now, you aren't going to get any of their eyeballs.

I just don't see the purpose of it. If you want the team to open in Australia then have them do it on the same day everyone else does, or the day before, and just give them two days off in a row to allow for travel and jet lag. And even then, that is pretty stupid. Doesn't seem there is any good way to do this, so they should probably just stop.
   7. salvomania Posted: March 21, 2014 at 06:50 PM (#4675079)
These games aren't going to get much coverage at all from the US media


My sister and her family live in Australia, and (according to them) the games are a VERY big deal, coverage-wise.

I think MLB cares more about that angle than about any conflict with March Madness.
   8. madvillain Posted: March 21, 2014 at 06:57 PM (#4675083)
I think MLB cares more about that angle than about any conflict with March Madness.


Well, I look forward to the 20 years from now when the US produces world class soccer players and Australia rivals the DR for world class MLB players.

Seems a little tortured logic to talk about "growing the game" when you're actively undermining it in the US, which you know, invented the damn thing.
   9. frannyzoo Posted: March 21, 2014 at 07:13 PM (#4675087)
My sister and her family live in Australia, and (according to them) the games are a VERY big deal, coverage-wise.


Here's Weekend Australian (zero mentions on front "page")

and

Sydney Morning Herald (one column linked about the series...far at the bottom, along with a report on the Aussies beating the Diamondbacks)

I'm not getting the "VERY big deal" feeling here.

   10. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 21, 2014 at 07:15 PM (#4675088)
Somebody should set up a big board at LA's Union Station to display updates on the game as they're received via Morse Code on a ticker.
   11. Baldrick Posted: March 21, 2014 at 07:35 PM (#4675093)
Seems a little tortured logic to talk about "growing the game" when you're actively undermining it in the US, which you know, invented the damn thing.

I really don't understand how this 'undermines' the game in the US. Like, I literally can't even figure out what you're talking about.

Edit: looking back a couple posts, I see reference to watering down Opening Day. Which, okay, I understand as an argument. But it's a pretty bad argument. Is there really a single person who says 'well, I would have watched baseball today, but a couple games were played last week in Australia, so I guess I won't.'

Opening Day isn't Christmas or something. It's great, and I love it, but having a (very mild) exception to it doesn't change the basic feature of "OMG, there's finally baseball on all the time again" one tiny bit. That's the good part about Opening Day - not its Eventness.
   12. Gamingboy Posted: March 21, 2014 at 07:48 PM (#4675097)
Yeah, uhm, I don't get how having "opening day" be in Australia undermines American baseball. Especially when you consider that the D-Backs and Dodgers will both be playing on the "real" opening days as well.
   13. frannyzoo Posted: March 21, 2014 at 07:51 PM (#4675099)
Edit: looking back a couple posts, I see reference to watering down Opening Day. Which, okay, I understand as an argument. But it's a pretty bad argument. Is there really a single person who says 'well, I would have watched baseball today, but a couple games were played last week in Australia, so I guess I won't.'


I understand and appreciate this sentiment, but it's more a matter of: "I will watch Opening Day U.S.A. happily, but these Australian games don't mean jack sh*t." Which they don't...except that they do. Or do they?

That said, I'm a Crosley Field, daytime, Reds and whoever kinda guy. I'm also never, ever gonna respond to any MLB marketing (aside from paying my $4.99 for the last month of MLB.TV) kinda guy. I'm not the market, and I get that.
   14. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: March 21, 2014 at 07:58 PM (#4675102)
Opening Day isn't Christmas or something.


It's better than Christmas. And Thanksgiving. And every other holiday put together.
   15. madvillain Posted: March 21, 2014 at 07:58 PM (#4675103)
Yeah, uhm, I don't get how having "opening day" be in Australia undermines American baseball. Especially when you consider that the D-Backs and Dodgers will both be playing on the "real" opening days as well.


I mean, other than the fact that the first games of the year will be on in the middle of a Saturday morning. I saw quite a few young Dodgers fans at Camelback Ranch last month, don't think too many of them will be tuning in live for their heroes' opener.

I'm not trying to argue it's the worst thing ever, but it's not good imo either. Any growth in Australia is probably being offset by the lack of viewers/interest in the US. That's just my opinion, I could be wrong.
   16. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: March 21, 2014 at 07:58 PM (#4675104)
4:00 AM- Dodgers (Kershaw) “at” Diamondbacks (Miley)


When the Red Sox opened in Japan in 2008 I think the games started at 6AM. It was very strange to be eating breakfast and hearing Don Orsillo start out sentences with "tonight..."
   17. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: March 21, 2014 at 08:02 PM (#4675107)
It's kind of silly that they schedule division opponents for these games. It should be an interleague series.
   18. Dale Berra of Seville (was Rennie's Tenet) Posted: March 21, 2014 at 08:17 PM (#4675110)
It was very strange to be eating breakfast and hearing Don Orsillo start out sentences with "tonight..."


It's this kind of horse and buggy thinking that makes it impossible to get a streaming NPB package in North America. Or has that changed this year?
   19. Gamingboy Posted: March 21, 2014 at 08:36 PM (#4675114)
Wonder what some of the resident Aussie Primates have to think about the games.
   20. Bobvila Posted: March 21, 2014 at 09:24 PM (#4675130)
I woke up way back when the Mets played in Japan. I was in college back then, so following the game with an all morning nap was less wasteful of a day than it would be now.
   21. Greg K Posted: March 21, 2014 at 09:55 PM (#4675134)
I'm playing softball tonight from midnight until 2am. I get home around 3:30 or so, perfect timing for me! Though I'll likely be out cold by the 2nd inning or so.

We're awfully spoiled in here in the western hemisphere, we get thousands of games a year at a reasonable hour. I don't mind throwing our criminal friends down under a bone every now and then. Baseball as a world game is fun, and I think the game will survive in North America with two fewer games played here. I'm sure in the short term these games will get fewer viewers than had these games been played in LA or Arizona, but on my list of worries MLB viewership numbers are a pretty low priority. I'm excited for the Australian baseball fans that I know who get to see a game. One of my favourite memories of the past five years or so was going to a WBC qualifier game with an English friend of mine who had never seen baseball played above a rec men's league level. I really hope they one day play a game in Europe for all the people there who haven't seen professionals play.
   22. Greg K Posted: March 21, 2014 at 10:07 PM (#4675138)
Well, I look forward to the 20 years from now when the US produces world class soccer players and Australia rivals the DR for world class MLB players.

I guess I don't get this mentality. Hasn't the influx of Dominican, Venezuelan, Puerto Rican, and now Japanese, and Korean players made baseball so much better? How much lower would the quality of play in the NHL be without all the Swedes, Russians, Czechs, and (as much as it pains me to say) increasingly talented Americans now in the game? I don't watch a lot of basketball, but it seems like the progress the game has made in Europe has benefited the play in the NBA.

You don't have to displace the dominant sports in a given nation, just carving out a niche there pays dividends. Baseball isn't going to outstrip hockey any time soon in Canada, but we can still contribute to MLB with guys like Votto and Russell Martin and Justin Morneau. Every little bit helps.

Or am I misunderstanding. Do you mean developing the game internationally is a good idea, but playing MLB games in Australia isn't going to help? I'm not sure anyone knows for sure about that, but I think accompanied by a wider campaign to promote the game it certainly seems like it would help. Quite a few of the baseball fans I know in Europe became fans by seeing a game while on vacation in America. It makes intuitive sense to me anyway.
   23. JE (Jason) Posted: March 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM (#4675139)
Wonder what some of the resident Aussie Primates have to think about the games.

Here's what they had to say.
   24. Lassus Posted: March 21, 2014 at 11:59 PM (#4675179)
It's better than Christmas. And Thanksgiving. And every other holiday put together.

I support this newsletter.
   25. salvomania Posted: March 22, 2014 at 12:52 AM (#4675191)
I'm not getting the "VERY big deal" feeling here.

Well her husband is a huge fan of American "sport" as they call it; every Christmas I send him a jersey from one of the four major U.S. pro leagues.... his daughter wanted tickets to one of the games for Christmas.

So maybe I'm not getting a representative perception.
   26. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: March 22, 2014 at 01:25 AM (#4675192)
Baseball starts for real in about 2 1/2 hours. People can complain all they want but BASEBALLLLLLL!!!! BASEBAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! (and as a reminder for this baseball season the defending world champions are the Boston Red Sox!!!!)
   27. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 22, 2014 at 01:28 AM (#4675193)
The Dodgers optioned Tim Federowicz so they could keep Butera. I don't get what management sees in that guy.
   28. Davo Dozier Posted: March 22, 2014 at 01:31 AM (#4675194)
The Dodgers optioned Tim Federowicz so they could keep Butera. I don't get what management sees in that guy.

Career ERA of 0.00; 9 K/9, WHIP of just 1.00. Decent hitter for a pitcher, and can also catch in an emergency.
   29. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: March 22, 2014 at 02:11 AM (#4675198)
My perception of the games is to consider them exhibition games even though they count in the championship season. I just can't get fired up about them. I think it was Roger Angell who wrote that Opening Day is the true New Year's Day because it is a clean start, not arbitrary. So I hope the fans down under enjoy them but I myself will be taking next Monday off and overdosing on baseball. That makes it real for me.
   30. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: March 22, 2014 at 02:17 AM (#4675199)
My perception of the games is to consider them exhibition games even though they count in the championship season.


That's how I've always felt about interleague games. OTOH, I like the fact baseball ventures around the globe for its openers.
   31. Good cripple hitter Posted: March 22, 2014 at 04:06 AM (#4675201)
There's nothing quite like the feeling of staying up until 4 AM to watch a baseball game, only to see a "rain delay" graphic on the screen.
   32. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 04:33 AM (#4675202)
First regular season game and MLB.tv sound isn't working. Seeing Vin Scully but not hearing him :(
   33. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 04:52 AM (#4675203)
Believe or not, the cat has woken me up, and I turned on our new basic TWC to find out I have MLB channel, and here I am.

And Marcia Hines is horribly flat.

And of course, the Australian National Anthem is about a trillion times better a tune.
   34. Gamingboy Posted: March 22, 2014 at 04:52 AM (#4675204)
Yeah, it's starting! Anthems going onw.
   35. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 04:53 AM (#4675205)
Yay sound is back!
   36. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 04:55 AM (#4675207)
I'm impressed at how much it looks like a normal MLB stadium. They did a really good job with the setup.
   37. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 04:59 AM (#4675209)
I admit I had no idea Paul Goldschmidt led the league in everything last year.
   38. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:02 AM (#4675210)
Ugly first PA of the 2014 season for Puig.
   39. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:02 AM (#4675211)
This is the first I've seen of Puig and I expected him to look a lot fatter, from what I've heard.

The stadium does look awesome.

Holy crap Justin Turner? I mean, starting for the Dodgers?
   40. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:05 AM (#4675212)
Miley looking good so far.
   41. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:07 AM (#4675214)
Who is this PBP guy again? I think I don't like him.
   42. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:10 AM (#4675215)
crowd seems to be involved
   43. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:14 AM (#4675216)
Holy crap Justin Turner? I mean, starting for the Dodgers?


Not just starting, but batting second!
   44. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:15 AM (#4675217)
Not the best strike call in the world there, blue. Gifted a little to get out of that inning, Kershaw.
   45. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:15 AM (#4675218)
Kershaw's fastball seems down in velocity. The 2nd pitch to Trumbo read at 88 MPH, 91 MPH on the 3rd pitch.
   46. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:16 AM (#4675219)
ditched the tv feed. have vin on the radio

   47. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:17 AM (#4675220)
Has Vin said if he's in Australia? I mean, I would assume, but that's a bit of a haul and wouldn't hold it against him if not.
   48. Good cripple hitter Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:19 AM (#4675221)
Judging by this picture, I think it's safe to say Vin made the trip.
   49. Good cripple hitter Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:21 AM (#4675222)
Drat, I missed a double while I was searching for a photo of Vin Scully with a koala.

Wow, that's some awful work by Trumbo.
   50. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:22 AM (#4675223)
Good lord Trumbo wasn't even anywhere close to that ball. He could have caught that.
   51. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:22 AM (#4675224)
Heh. Trumbo almost forced an instant reply by sheer will alone.
   52. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:22 AM (#4675225)
called trumbo 'scott' trumbo

   53. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:23 AM (#4675226)
called trumbo 'scott' trumbo


He also massively misjudged what happened with the ball until seeing the replay a 2nd time. Initally he claimed that Trumbo kept the ball in the park.
   54. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:24 AM (#4675227)
Route Efficiency: 0%
   55. Rob_Wood Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:25 AM (#4675228)
wow, just saw the replay -- misjudged to say the least
   56. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:25 AM (#4675229)
I love that view from behind the fence, with Trumbo teetering on top of the fence as the ball hits near the base of the wall 8 feet away from where he is.
   57. Good cripple hitter Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:25 AM (#4675230)
called trumbo 'scott' trumbo


Still better than the inning Hawk Harrelson spent a few days ago reminicing about how Matty Alou had his career turned around by Dixie Walker. I kept waiting for the "whoops, I meant Harry" but no, he kept talking about Dixie.
   58. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:26 AM (#4675231)
trumbo did a fine imitation of greg luzinski
   59. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:30 AM (#4675233)
The wind really is whipping out there pretty good, it looks like.

I wonder if there are any pro cricket players in the crowd.
   60. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:31 AM (#4675234)
44k at the game. not too shabby
   61. Rob_Wood Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:32 AM (#4675235)
you had to do it -- mention hawk harrelson. I heard a game a few days ago. Somehow he got started talking about great curveballs he had seen over the years. I think he mentioned a few well-known guys from his playing days. Then, dramatically, he said he vividly remembers the greatest curveball from a White Sox pitcher during hawk's announcing years. There was a long pause. Steve Stone is like clearing his throat. Finally, hawk says he cannot remember the pitcher's name.
   62. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:33 AM (#4675236)
so owings is on loan from a phoenix pony league team?
   63. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:34 AM (#4675237)
   64. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:34 AM (#4675238)
vin has mentioned parra's gold gloves multiple times
   65. Good cripple hitter Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:37 AM (#4675239)
Trumbolol


I'm not sure what my favourite part of that play was: Trumbo's panicked spasms when he reached the top of the wall and realized the ball was nowhere near him, or the person in the blue hat who appeared to be yelling "WHAT THE #### ARE YOU DOING" as the ball landed far away from Trumbo.
   66. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:38 AM (#4675240)
I caught some of a White Sox ST game the other day and Hawk said Miguel Cabrera might be the best hitter we've ever seen. How can someone who's watched baseball for half a century think Cabrera could be the greatest hitter of all time when he isn't even the greatest hitter of the past decade? For christ's sake, he's been a White Sox announcer for decades and was working there while a guy named "Frank Thomas" was putting up much more impressive numbers than Cabrera ever has.
   67. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:40 AM (#4675241)
hawk is trying to connect to the 12 year old demographic

that is about his level of intellect anyway
   68. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:45 AM (#4675242)
Seeing more 88 and 89 MPH fastballs from Kershaw. This is a guy who normally averages 93+ MPH. Is he okay?

Perhaps the gun is a few MPH slow? I guess we won't get a better idea about that until seeing where some of the relievers are on this gun.
   69. Dr. Vaux Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:49 AM (#4675244)
His spring numbers were awful, for what that's worth (i.e., not much).
   70. Rob_Wood Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:50 AM (#4675245)
well, hawk did tell a few stories about his coaches with the kansas city athletics -- jimmy dykes, luke appling, and gabby hartnett. I love baseball for many reasons, one of which how the old-timers are often still talked about during games today.
   71. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:51 AM (#4675246)
A lot of hard hit flyballs are staying in the park tonight.
   72. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:57 AM (#4675247)
Van Slyke's ball didn't stay in the park that time.
   73. Rob_Wood Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:57 AM (#4675248)
jeez, I cannot stop babbling. Stone and Harrelson both talked about Dick Allen and the Hall of Fame. They both played with him and both said he was among the most talented ball player they ever played with. (When did Harrelson play with Allen? I think he mentioned in the Dodger system.)

Stone said that during the 1973 season, Allen showed up around 15 minutes before game time, did no hitting or stretching, and had a great season. You could tell that Stone both admired and was annoyed by Allen's antics.
   74. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:58 AM (#4675249)
Australians now think that Scott Van Slyke is the biggest star in MLB.
   75. Good cripple hitter Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:59 AM (#4675250)
MLB Network just showed a "Growth of MLB under commissioner Bud Selig" graphic, and the last bullet point was "Preserved legacy of Jackie Robinson".
   76. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 05:59 AM (#4675251)
Holy crap. I just checked and I had no idea Scott Van Slyke was the son of local legend Andy Van Slyke.
   77. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:02 AM (#4675252)
MLB Network just showed a "Growth of MLB under commissioner Bud Selig" graphic, and the last bullet point was "Preserved legacy of Jackie Robinson".
Saved it from A-Rod, more like it.
   78. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:05 AM (#4675253)
Australians now think that Scott Van Slyke is the biggest star in MLB.


Are you saying I shouldn't be placing prop bets on him taking home the 2014 NL MVP award?
   79. vortex of dissipation Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:08 AM (#4675254)
Harrelson and Allen never played on the same team, either in the majors or minors. Harrelson played his whole minor league career in the Athletics organization; Allen spent his only in the Phillies. They never played on the same ML team -or even the same league while in the majors. Hawk played his whole career in the AL; Allen played exclusively in the NL until after Harrelson retired. They did both play in the Eastern League in 1962.
   80. Swedish Chef Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:10 AM (#4675255)
Are you saying I shouldn't be placing prop bets on him taking home the 2014 NL MVP award?

Not at even money.
   81. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:14 AM (#4675256)
Trying to walk the pitcher who is trying to bunt? Great job, Miley.
   82. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:16 AM (#4675257)
Miley looks pretty tired to me, but I assume Gibson will keep him in for 100 pitches come hell or high water, right?
   83. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:23 AM (#4675258)
Tsk, no dice, Adrian.
   84. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:27 AM (#4675259)
Boy, those clips make Kershaw look like a huge baby.
   85. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:35 AM (#4675260)
Clips?
   86. Gamingboy Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:37 AM (#4675261)
You cannot stop Scott Van Slyke, you can only hope to contain him... okay, maybe you can contain him.

You can also stare him down.
   87. staring out the window and waiting for fenderbelly Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:39 AM (#4675262)
I tried to stay up for the start of the game. Instead, I am up for the second half. Regardless...

BASEBALL.
   88. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:50 AM (#4675263)
After watching more of the game and seeing a few pitchers so far, I'd guess that the radar gun (at least the one displaying on SNLA) is about 2 MPH slow on its readings.

That still leaves Kershaw operating a few ticks below his normal fastball velocity.
   89. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:57 AM (#4675264)
Agressive! But, a mistake.
   90. Transmission Posted: March 22, 2014 at 06:58 AM (#4675265)
And operating a few ticks below his normal running velocity.

Love how Puig then swings at the first two pitched and almost the third, with two outs in the inning and Kershaw just having sprinted..
   91. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 07:05 AM (#4675266)
Why is Eric Chavez PHing with a lefty on the mound? Gibson doesn't have a RH bench bat?
   92. staring out the window and waiting for fenderbelly Posted: March 22, 2014 at 07:08 AM (#4675267)
Sounds like nice applause for Kershaw. It's great to see AU appreciating baseball - hopefully baseball continues to grow there.
   93. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 07:17 AM (#4675268)
Trumbo at it again!
   94. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: March 22, 2014 at 07:33 AM (#4675269)
had to do morning barn rounds. All well

if Brian wilson showed up at my front door I would assume he is begging for money or food
   95. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: March 22, 2014 at 07:36 AM (#4675270)
Geez. Most of me is shot to h3ll and I move better than Gibson
   96. Dan Posted: March 22, 2014 at 07:40 AM (#4675273)
Miserable day for Puig.
   97. staring out the window and waiting for fenderbelly Posted: March 22, 2014 at 07:45 AM (#4675274)
It is obvious but... Scully is so awesome.
   98. staring out the window and waiting for fenderbelly Posted: March 22, 2014 at 07:49 AM (#4675276)
Glad to see that the fan shots include wasted Dodgers fans.
   99. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: March 22, 2014 at 08:14 AM (#4675280)
Since Summer is waning down under this could be considered the Fall Classic by Aussies.

Also: have I mentioned how much I hate auto correct? ?!!
   100. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: March 22, 2014 at 08:26 AM (#4675284)
For you late risers MLB Network is replaying "Opening Day" as of about 8 AM EDT (so...now)
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