2016 Opening Day 2.0 Live Blog
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Carson Cistulli
2:45
Yeah, Dave is pretty good in real life.
kevin
2:46
What time is it acceptable to start drinking on opening day? I should wait until noon at least, right?
Jeff Sullivan
2:46
Hope Dave is reading this <3 u dave
Carson Cistulli
2:46
Status update: game tied.
Sean Dolinar
2:46
Opening Day...I think it's ok to drink whenever you wake up.
Jeff Sullivan
2:46
Status update: Carson is about 30 seconds in front of me
Carson Cistulli
2:46
Scooter Gennett homering.
2:47
Actually, Jeff, I have the radio broadcast on one computer; TV, on iPad.
Jeff Sullivan
2:47
That is Scooter Gennett's first career home run against a lefty
Granted, just his 120th plate appearance
Sean Dolinar
2:47
We shouldn't assume Carson occupies the same plane of existence we do.
Jeff Sullivan
2:47
Also I agree about starting to drink whenever on opening day, if you have the day off. IF YOU HAVE THE DAY OFF
2:48
Gennett against lefties before that homer: .124/.147/.150, 1 walk, 34 strikeouts
Q-Ball
2:49
Hey, love that D-Backs article! Great points in there. Do you have any hopes for Yasmany Tomas, or did the D-Backs waste that money?
Jeff Sullivan
2:49
Some hopes, but I don't like his physical condition. I think he could be a decent hitter, but without anything else that's not particularly valuable
Horn Please ThankYou
2:50
Who would you rather do a speculative stash on, Brito or Soler?
Jeff Sullivan
2:50
I like Brito more in real life than in fantasy
Carson Cistulli
2:50
Please pardon me. I have to edit some posts. Will return soon to continue this festival of delights.
senpaisanto
2:50
do you own any Volcanoes merch, jeff?
Jeff Sullivan
2:50
One beloved t-shirt
LudeBurger
2:51
it's hard to believe you are real people.
Jeff Sullivan
2:51
It's hard to believe any one of us is a real person. Think about what it took to get to where each one of us is
Stenzy
2:51
Why does MLB even bother having opening days on the east coast?
Sean Dolinar
2:52
I was thinking about this too. Even the weather in Pittsburgh was crappy yesterday. I'm sure half of the clubs would be upset having to start on the road every year in the south/west/domes.
Desmond
2:53
Bumgarner looks toast his arm might be feeling the effects of all those innings
Jeff Sullivan
2:53
And the flu
Sean Dolinar
2:53
Though, I'm pretty sure open-air NE teams have fewer home games scheduled in April. At least that's the case in Pittsburgh.
Adam
2:53
Has a sick player ever barfed on the field?
CamdenWarehouse
2:54
Well some of you are real people
Poor Man's Rick Reed
2:55
There was an interesting 30 for 30 about the schedule makers, this lovely old couple that used to hand calculate the MLB schedule, but now they've been replaced by your fancy robots and algorithms and computers.
Jon Lenin
2:55
Can Domingo Santana become a top 30 OF in terms of offense production? How likely? Dude can lift.
Jeff Sullivan
2:55
Last year, minimum 300 PA, the No. 3 outfielder was Adam Eaton, with a 118 wRC+. Yes, Santana could do that. I wouldn't bet on it, but it's easily within his reach
2:56
*No. 30
Sean Dolinar
2:56
Yeah, (re: scheduling) they actually optimize it for a lot of factors. One of the features pits attractive opponents (Yankees, Red Sox, etc.) on weekdays to increase attendance.
Randy Savage
2:57
Related question: is Hector Oliveira or Yasmani Thomas more valuable going forward?
Jeff Sullivan
2:57
I'll take Olivera
Kvn
2:57
When do you guys think Berrios will be up? Snell?
Jeff Sullivan
2:57
Soon, less soon
Sean Dolinar
2:57
So for example a smaller market (especially interleague) team might face the Yankees in a weekday series rather than the weekend, because said team will likely sell out (or come close) their weekend series regardless. Having the Yankees come in on the weekdays boosts overall revenues.
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