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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Opening Day OMNICHATTER

12 games, one day (we don’t get 15 games because we can’t have nice things). Aces of varying quality on the mound. 162 games to October. Buckle up.

Gamingboy Posted: March 31, 2013 at 11:34 PM | 328 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:28 AM (#4400658)
Play Ball!
   2. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:31 AM (#4400663)
Bring on the Major League!
   3. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:39 AM (#4400666)
Is there going to be one of these going forward, since the individual game chatters rarely get used at this point?
   4. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:43 AM (#4400667)
biff

that is my understanding. of course, someone will complain because that ist he nature of bbtf.
   5. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:46 AM (#4400669)
You will all be overrun by rabid Mets fans!
   6. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:46 AM (#4400671)
Wait, no, that's not it. Rotting Mets fans. Infected. Nothing zombie-like, but just generally afflicted.
   7. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:51 AM (#4400675)
Wish I could have taken th day off today. Still think I'll make time for a lunch at the pub.
   8. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:53 AM (#4400677)
Baseball!!!!

   9. bunyon Posted: April 01, 2013 at 09:13 AM (#4400686)
Everyone should post the excuse their using to their bosses.
   10. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 09:22 AM (#4400695)
I don't need an excuse.
   11. zonk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 09:23 AM (#4400698)
Everyone should post the excuse their using to their bosses.


"How do you expect me to evaluate the possibilities and scalability of the proposed new javascript library without seeing it render Jeff Samardzija's shutdown of the Pirates in real-time?"
   12. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: April 01, 2013 at 09:25 AM (#4400700)
Everyone should post the excuse their using to their bosses.


I need to take a vacation day on Monday, it's Opening Day. (in cincinnati, the bosses understand. Heck, they're probably taking the day off also)

Happy Opening Day everyone!
   13. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 09:26 AM (#4400701)
I don't need an excuse.

if I could post the funny bit in 'gladiator' where joauquin phoenix waves his hands around in mock admiration I would
   14. zonk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 09:35 AM (#4400707)
Today is a truly momentous day on the north side of Chicago as the Brent Lillibridge micro-era begins... I'm expecting big things.
   15. Baldrick Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:01 AM (#4400718)
I'm in grad school. I am my own boss.

Of course, I'm also my own employee, which can sometimes be pretty aggravating.

Thank god, baseball is finally back!
   16. Baldrick Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:08 AM (#4400723)
Oh, this also seems as good a place to post as any.

I'm going to be in Chicago on the weekend of April 13-14. I've never been to Wrigley so I really want to catch a game. Any advice for tickets? Where's the best place to sit (for someone on a budget)? Will the Cubs be in last place by then?
   17. Honkie Kong Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:18 AM (#4400731)
This is the first year I am going to be following along without any fantasy baseball teams.
Wonder how that will work.

The excuse I have to make is with my boss at home, cos it will be 1 AM!
   18. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:18 AM (#4400734)
Everyone should post the excuse their using to their bosses.

"I'm not coming in today because I have Mondays off anyway."
   19. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:27 AM (#4400742)
This is the first year I am going to be following along without any fantasy baseball teams.
Wonder how that will work.


This is weird, because this is the first time I'll be doing a Fantasy Team with money on the line. It's my way of making sure I pay attention to the team all year.
   20. Nasty Nate Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:31 AM (#4400746)
Happy new year everybody!
   21. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:36 AM (#4400751)
RULE ONE: Nobody cares about your Fantasy Team. Seriously, nobody -- not one other person in the world, outside perhaps your particular league.

RULE TWO: Play Ball! Go Nats!
   22. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:39 AM (#4400755)
Bring on the Major League!
Mmmm...nothing like a Pavement reference on Opening Day to make me feel at home.
   23. zonk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:49 AM (#4400767)

I'm going to be in Chicago on the weekend of April 13-14. I've never been to Wrigley so I really want to catch a game. Any advice for tickets? Where's the best place to sit (for someone on a budget)? Will the Cubs be in last place by then?


It's home opener weekend, so I'd definitely buy ahead of time -- getting tix on the street or at any number of the resellers that dot the vicinity is ordinarily a fine bet, but I can almost guarantee you'll overpay that weekend. Stubhub is as good a place as any.... Stay away from the bleachers and the 100 level boxes - they'll be the priciest and have the most gouging. The upper deck seats (500 level reserved, 400 level first section box) are perfectly good seats - and you should be able to score a pair for $40-50. The lower deck terrace reserved are a better deal than the LD terrace box (both 200 level) - beyond the occasional post obstruction, there really aren't many bad seats in the house at all. The big lower deck problem in April is that it gets awfully chilly under the shadows if you're in the ld terrace. The section numbering grid goes from X00 to ~X40 or so, LF corner around home plate to the RF corner, so if took the cheapest seats in the house (Upper deck reserved) - I'd suggest somewhere around say sec ~507 through ~514 in LF and say ~528 through 534 in RF.... at least, I prefer to be more along the baselines unless I got freebies or somesuch that puts me right behind the plate in the 100 level. I think the ~X20-24 sections are those behind the plate. Sunday will definitely be cheaper than Saturday.

That said... if you're just looking for a single seat rather than a pair+ -- you might want to just chance it on the street. Getting a single seat can often be pretty easy -- and especially if you're willing to miss the first inning, you can easily go below face (in fact, for single seat tix, I'd never go above face).... especially if you scan around for non-pros just looking to unload an extra. Standard scalping caveats apply - be sure to check the date before you hand over money, keep what you're willing spend rolled up separately rather than pulling out your wallet, etc. The best walking route is from the bleacher entrance (corner of Waveland and Sheffield) on Sheffield south to Addison, walking west on Addison to Clark, maybe a block or so further south on Clark (where most of the wrigleyville bars are, and where you can usually get the single tix people are looking to unload from a friend or whatnot that skipped out). There are about half a dozen ticket seller storefronts on this route, too - but I wouldn't touch them until very close to game time when they'll be looking to unload strays... most of these places will also have guys walking the street, too. Stay on the sidewalks across the street from the ballpark.

   24. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:52 AM (#4400772)
Glorious day in D.C. Let's play some hardball people!
   25. deputydrew Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:00 AM (#4400778)
Most interesting games on the schedule?

I say SF at LA and LAA at CIN. I wanted to say Washington (really Strasburg) vs anyone, but the Marlins just don't interest me. The Astros are a far more interesting team to me, at least right now.

What do you think?
   26. Dale Sams Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:01 AM (#4400780)
BAHAHA..good April Fools Joke Yanks...can we have Youk back now?
   27. Baldrick Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:02 AM (#4400782)
Awesome, zonk. Thanks. That's super helpful.

Stubhub has tickets in Section 530 in the first row for 18 bucks on Saturday. Based on what you've said, that seems like a decent deal. I'm waiting on some friends to see whether they want to go on Sunday, but I'll probably just do Saturday by myself.
   28. deputydrew Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:02 AM (#4400783)
Any advice for tickets?


My answer to this question is always www.seatgeek.com Check it out. They rate every seat/price for value. It's great.
   29. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:05 AM (#4400788)

Most interesting games on the schedule?


Why is the AL schedule so light?

Also, I guess that whole "we're going to start the season on a Friday from now on" thing didn't catch? Or just a quirk of the calendar?
   30. Swedish Chef Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:06 AM (#4400789)
Everyone should post the excuse their using to their bosses.

Jesus died so Swedes could have the day after Easter off.
   31. Dale Sams Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:11 AM (#4400795)
MST3K: "We've got baseballlllllll"
   32. Sonic Youk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:18 AM (#4400800)
Most interesting games on the schedule?

I say SF at LA and LAA at CIN. I wanted to say Washington (really Strasburg) vs anyone, but the Marlins just don't interest me. The Astros are a far more interesting team to me, at least right now.

What do you think?
kind of silly that SF-LA wasn't the Sunday night opener
   33. SoSH U at work Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:25 AM (#4400803)
kind of silly that SF-LA wasn't the Sunday night opener


Eh, I'm not into that very recent and NFLesque defending champ must be the team that kicks off the next season. The Astros' first AL game makes more sense to me for such a distinction.

   34. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:32 AM (#4400808)
If they wanted to highlight the league change thing Angels/Reds would have been better. Two very good teams with a lot of star power and the first interleague opener.

I like that it wasn't just a blatant ratings grab though.
   35. salvomania Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:48 AM (#4400826)
Where's the best place to sit (for someone on a budget)?


Those upper-deck seats in the shade can be freezingly uncomfortable on an early-spring day....

I've sat up there with layers on, a stiff lake breeze blowing into my face, envying the bare arms in the bleachers and any other lower seats exposed to the sun...
   36. SoSH U at work Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:54 AM (#4400832)
If they wanted to highlight the league change thing Angels/Reds would have been better. Two very good teams with a lot of star power and the first interleague opener.


It might be different now that Marge is no longer in charge, but I'm not sure Cincinnati is that interested. The midweek, Opening Day Game and Parade remains a quasi holiday in the Queen City*, so the Sunday Night Game isn't terribly attractive.

* As it should be.

   37. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 11:57 AM (#4400834)
Line-ups for Red Sox - Yankees. Yes, these are the best the Red Sox and Yankees can do right now.

Boston:
1. Ellsbury, CF
2. Victorino, RF
3. Pedroia, 2B
4. Napoli, 1B
5. Middlebrooks, 3B
6. Saltalamacchia, C
7. Gomes, DH
8. Bradley, LF
9. Iglesias, SS
SP - Lester

New York:
1. Gardner, CF
2. Nunez, SS
3. Cano, 2B
4. Youkilis, 1B
5. Wells, LF
6. Francisco, DH
7. Ichiro, RF
8. Nix, 3B
9. Cervelli, C
SP - Sabathia
   38. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:00 PM (#4400842)
Biff, I thought Spring Training was done.
   39. JJ1986 Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:01 PM (#4400843)
5. Wells, LF
6. Francisco, DH
7. Ichiro, RF
8. Nix, 3B
9. Cervelli, C


Ouch. I'm sure they're a bit better against lefties, but all five of these guys are significantly below average hitters right now.
   40. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:13 PM (#4400860)
The bottom of that Yanks lineup is just putrid. I LOVE IT.
   41. Dale Sams Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:14 PM (#4400861)
#37

LF Gardner
CF Ellsbury
RF Victorino
3B Middlebrooks
SS Iglesias
2B Cano
1B Napoli
C Salty
DH Pedroia

*Might* make the playoffs, based on the pitching staff.
   42. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:16 PM (#4400867)
1. Gardner, CF
2. Nunez, SS
3. Cano, 2B
4. Youkilis, 1B
5. Wells, LF
6. Francisco, DH
7. Ichiro, RF
8. Nix, 3B
9. Cervelli, C


Holy Toledo!
   43. bigboy1234 Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:17 PM (#4400871)
WTF, BT crew talking about Strasburg and Schilling brought up Zimmermann and said he was a 31-year-old when he came back from TJ so you can't compare them. How in the world do you know nothing about Jordan Zimmermann as a professional analyst?
   44. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:24 PM (#4400877)
1. Gardner, CF
2. Nunez, SS
3. Cano, 2B
4. Youkilis, 1B
5. Wells, LF
6. Francisco, DH
7. Ichiro, RF
8. Nix, 3B
9. Cervelli, C


i think cano is the character from phillip roth's 'great American novel where the great ballplayer is surrounded by has beens, never weres and general dreck
   45. Spahn Insane Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:25 PM (#4400880)
The bottom of that Yanks lineup is just putrid. I LOVE IT.

As illustrated by the fact that the middle third of Youkilis/Wells/Francisco's putridness didn't even warrant a mention.
   46. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:27 PM (#4400884)
i think cano is the character from phillip roth's 'great American novel where the great ballplayer is surrounded by has beens, never weres and general dreck

Let's call Cervelli Nickname!
   47. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:33 PM (#4400895)
based on various input i listened to 'joe and rany' podcasts. joe Sheehan went on a tirade on why signing Vernon wells is just fine

i better understand why ray likes joe sheehan
   48. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:38 PM (#4400899)
5. Wells, LF
6. Francisco, DH
7. Ichiro, RF


That's an April's Fool caliber set of players for those three spots in the lineup.
   49. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:39 PM (#4400901)
Bobby Valentine is part of the Mets studio crew. Fantastic.
   50. bobm Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:39 PM (#4400902)
Just saw Mark Kotsay's wife outside Citi Field, dragging along their 3 kids wearing Kotsay jerseys
   51. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:39 PM (#4400904)
Bring on the Major League!


Baseball season can't officially start until Shooty throws out the first Pavement reference.
   52. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:41 PM (#4400906)
Baseball season can't officially start until Shooty throws out the first Pavement reference.

That Yankees lineup is spread out just like a jet's flame.
   53. bunyon Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:42 PM (#4400909)
1. Gardner, CF
2. Nunez, SS
3. Cano, 2B
4. Youkilis, 1B
5. Wells, LF
6. Francisco, DH
7. Ichiro, RF
8. Nix, 3B
9. Cervelli, C

Holy Toledo!


I'm not sure that lineup is good enough to start for the Mud Hens.
   54. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:48 PM (#4400915)
Let's call Cervelli Nickname!


Frankie Brains!
   55. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:54 PM (#4400923)
James Brown is doing some of the goofiest on-field pregame ceremony announcements for the Nats this afternoon. But his enthusiasm (he's not a hired gun, he's a fan and minority owner of the team) is infectious.
   56. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:54 PM (#4400924)

LF Gardner
CF Ellsbury
RF Victorino
3B Middlebrooks
SS Iglesias
2B Cano
1B Napoli
C Salty
DH Pedroia

*Might* make the playoffs, based on the pitching staff.


I'm not sure which one but one of the two teams that comprises that lineup WILL make the Wild Card game at least this year.
   57. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:55 PM (#4400927)
James Brown is doing some of the goofiest on-field pregame ceremony announcements for the Nats this afternoon


Wow was I confused for a minute there.
   58. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:56 PM (#4400929)
Just saw Mark Kotsay's wife outside Citi Field, dragging along their 3 kids wearing Kotsay jerseys

Is Kotsay one of their coaches?

Holy smokes, he's still playing. For the Padres. I had no idea.
   59. just plain joe Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:56 PM (#4400931)
Those upper-deck seats in the shade can be freezingly uncomfortable on an early-spring day....

I've sat up there with layers on, a stiff lake breeze blowing into my face, envying the bare arms in the bleachers and any other lower seats exposed to the sun...


To be fair, any shaded seat at Wrigley can be uncomfortable if the wind is coming in off the lake. I have been there on June days when it was unpleasantly cool in the shade. I distinctly remember being at Wrigley on Memorial Day weekend, laughing at people in our row who had winter coats and gloves. Our seats were in the sun to start the game but by the third inning we were in the shade. At that point I would have been willing to buy those gloves at a premium price.
   60. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 12:58 PM (#4400935)
Wow was I confused for a minute there.
Well, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business doesn't quit hustling after he dies, now does he?
   61. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:02 PM (#4400939)
That Yankees lineup is spread out just like a jet's flame.


Your jokes are always bad, but they're not as bad as this:

1. Gardner, CF
2. Nunez, SS
3. Cano, 2B
4. Youkilis, 1B
5. Wells, LF
6. Francisco, DH
7. Ichiro, RF
8. Nix, 3B
9. Cervelli, C
   62. Danny Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:06 PM (#4400947)
The A's face Felix Hernandez on opening day for the 5th time in the past 7 years. They also faced him 3 times in their first 9 games of 2012.

/whine
   63. JJ1986 Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:09 PM (#4400949)
The Padres are starting Cody Ransom at 3B. They have an incredibly concentration of injuries there with Headley, Darnell and Forsythe all on the DL.
   64. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:13 PM (#4400951)
Shut down Strasburg, he gave up a hit to start.
   65. Swedish Chef Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:14 PM (#4400953)
Your jokes are always bad, but they're not as bad as this:

1. Gardner, CF
2. Nunez, SS
3. Cano, 2B
4. Youkilis, 1B
5. Wells, LF
6. Francisco, DH
7. Ichiro, RF
8. Nix, 3B
9. Cervelli, C


They should spend their last quarter randomly on some reinforcements.
   66. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:14 PM (#4400954)
Ok imaginary meeting at the bar has begun! I figure I can get away with at least an hour. Go nts!

Zim!
   67. Dan Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:16 PM (#4400956)
Sabathia's fastball is only sitting at 89-90 MPH. That seems noteworthy.
   68. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:21 PM (#4400960)
dan

a lot of power pitchers have come out of the gate slow over the years
   69. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:21 PM (#4400961)
Bryce Harper's first at-bat of the season: home run. On the second pitch he saw. First swing of year.
   70. Dan Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:22 PM (#4400962)
Harper's off to a good start. Homer in his first AB. That thing was crushed too.
   71. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:22 PM (#4400963)
Bryce!!!
   72. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:22 PM (#4400964)
Not only is Mark Kotsay on the Padres, Jason Marquis is on the Padres. Also Tyson Ross, best known for being the one rookie pitcher out of the A's' 25 rookie pitchers last year who actually pitched like a rookie.

Also Edinson Volquez looks heavier than he did in the past, though this may be an effect of his haircut.
   73. Dan Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:23 PM (#4400965)
a lot of power pitchers have come out of the gate slow over the years


Perhaps, but for a guy whose velocity was already falling off last year it has to be a red flag.
   74. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:23 PM (#4400966)
Well, Rick Ankiel's HR lead was fun while it lasted.
   75. Dan Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:24 PM (#4400968)
In comparison, Lester has already thrown a few pitches at 94+, so it's not a slow gun or anything either.
   76. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:25 PM (#4400972)
Well, Rick Ankiel's HR lead was fun while it lasted.
This year only Nats and former Nats shall challenge for the HR title.
   77. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:27 PM (#4400976)
Strasburg is throwing a lot of balls. SHUT HIM DOWN NOW.
   78. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:29 PM (#4400978)
Ryan Zimmerman made an accurate overhand throw for a successful put-out at first! PRAISE JESUS.
   79. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:30 PM (#4400980)
Will Middlebrooks, Johnny Gomes, Eduardo Nunez, Jayson Nix, Jose Iglesias....You can tell a Yankees/Red Sox game by the GALAXY OF STARS therein!
   80. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:31 PM (#4400981)
I hope ankiel does well in Houston. He was a classy guy with the nats.
   81. Dan Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:32 PM (#4400984)
How does Will Middlebrooks make that list of scrubs exactly?
   82. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:34 PM (#4400986)
If Gameday is anything to go by, Ian Desmond has apparently decided on the "Dirty Sanchez" as his new facial hair strategy. Not really a fan.
   83. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:38 PM (#4400992)
CC is just tearing through the bottom part of the Sox lineup today.
   84. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:38 PM (#4400993)
About an hour ago I traded Harper and Gallardo for Peavy and Pujols. Whaddaya think? Did I get rolled?
   85. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:38 PM (#4400994)
Nice hOok!
   86. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:40 PM (#4400995)
Bobby Valentine is part of the Mets studio crew. Fantastic.

WHAT
   87. Baldrick Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:42 PM (#4400998)
I have been saying that Sabathia is on the verge of collapse for seven or eight years now. Is there a chance that I'll finally be right?
   88. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:42 PM (#4400999)
Not a great start for the yanks.
   89. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:43 PM (#4401001)
Typical early season dogshit from the fat man.
   90. Dan Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:43 PM (#4401002)
I have been saying that Sabathia is on the verge of collapse for seven or eight years now. Is there a chance that I'll finally be right?


Sabathia has a pretty poor performance record in opening day starts. Personally I think the velocity is more troubling than the results.
   91. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:44 PM (#4401003)
If Sabathia has a bad year, the Yankees are screwed beyond screwed.
   92. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:45 PM (#4401005)
start the firesale
   93. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:46 PM (#4401006)
Let's not declare the season over for the Yankees just yet, folks. C.C. always pitches like crap to start the season. I agree that the progressive velo drop is worrisome though.
   94. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:47 PM (#4401008)
start the firesale
   95. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:49 PM (#4401012)
Okay, NOW it's time to start the firesale.

(Seriously though, C.C. looks like he's also getting a bit squeezed by this zone.)
   96. Mattbert Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:49 PM (#4401013)
Sabathia has a pretty poor performance record in opening day starts. Personally I think the velocity is more troubling than the results.

Two walks already as well. So add uncharacteristically iffy command to that list of concerns.
   97. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:50 PM (#4401017)
Ruben Tejada is awesome.
   98. Depressoteric Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:54 PM (#4401022)
Bryce Harper vs. The Sun Monster, Round 1...Harper victorious, barely.
   99. Blastin Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:54 PM (#4401023)
Sabathia was terrible in most of his opening day starts for us. I'll worry in May.
   100. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 01:55 PM (#4401024)
Rizzo with a home run for the Cubs, so far they have not trailed this season
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