2016 Opening Day 2.0 Live Blog
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Owen Watson
9:56
WE GET IT ZORB
Brandon
9:56
are you ready for a patented Drew Storen late-inning meltdown?
Owen Watson
9:56
Too soon
Never fear, Hank Conger is here
Brett Lawrie's Empty Redbull Can
9:56
mtsw
9:57
They should have actual Rickey Henderson inside the big-Rickey head. What else is he doing?
Owen Watson
9:57
Chilling in the A's dugout, which is what he does every game.
Yordano
9:57
I love the royals but blind homerism isnt good for sports in general.
Owen Watson
9:58
If the Royals are bad or mediocre this year, I expect many conversations related to that happening
CJ
9:58
Owen you took the Red pill. You continue down the rabbit hole.
Owen Watson
9:59
My life, the baseball matrix
Bork
9:59
Drew Storen made it through the 8th!
Poor Man's Rick Reed
10:00
Wiffle ball knuckler can be devastating. I throw it holes facing forward for full unpredictability, holes facing backwards for a huge drop. Holes on the sides haven
Owen Watson
10:01
That's awesome, I have to try that. The only thing I really have is the nasty sweeping slider
I'm hoping we get a FanGraphs wiffle ball game in during June when we all get together.
Bad Hermit
10:01
Wait. Why did Utley lead-off? Or is that OBP coming back this year?
Owen Watson
10:01
That's a very good question!
Dave
10:01
Opening Day is about hope and optimism for all. Then you remember Kershaw is starting against you and weep.
Owen Watson
10:02
I am in this boat except against Chris Sale and Sonny Gray has food poisoning.
¯\_(?)_/¯
Bork
10:02
Oh look the bullpen just had a wild ball in Tampa Bay. Having them on the field is SUCH A GOOD IDEA
Brett Lawrie's Empty Redbull Can
10:03
O/U K's for Sale in Oakland? I think double digits is almost a given.
Owen Watson
10:03
Given the A's lineup tonight, 11?
The Maddness
10:03
if Puig is going to bat cleanup everyday, does his fantasy value go way up?
Owen Watson
10:03
Yes, and I love Yasiel Puig and want him to succeed
10:04
Feel like his value was obviously depressed this year. I tried to get him in my drafts, but alas
BK
10:04
I feel like if Eno pitched in a wiffle ball game he would have a 37 pitch arsenal
Owen Watson
10:04
Hahaha! He will like hearing that.
10:05
Also I agree. Crazy screwychanges
Poor Man's Rick Reed
10:05
If that fangraphs wiffleball game could get picked up by MLB.tv, I would be very happy indeed.
Owen Watson
10:05
Supposedly it finished 1-0 last year and Cameron snuck an elbow over the plate for an intentional HBP to try to walk the game off, so there was a fair bit of controversy
Jake M
10:06
Chances Sale and Quintana end up being best 1-2 punch in baseball with Kershaw and Greinke split up? They had 11 WAR last year
Owen Watson
10:06
I like Quintana, but Cleveland/the Cubs say hello
mtsw
10:06
its weird seeing a good pitcher in the modern D-Backs uniform. My mind still can't totally process it.
Owen Watson
10:07
And now, I wonder how many minutes this A's Opening Day feeling lasts before it is inevitably crushed
Bad Hermit
10:07
Can't knock the Royals org for leading off with Alcides, without also knocking the Dodgers in this case, no?
Owen Watson
10:07
For sure!
Enlightening Round
10:08
Who ya got? Valencia, lefty masher or Sale?
Owen Watson
10:08
I am big on Valencia this year, but I have to go Sale tonight.
mtsw
10:08
Is Rich Hill now a pantheon member of the "can't believe this guy started opening day for his club" group?
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