2016 Opening Day Live Blog
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Paul Swydan
5:16
That's three times, is it not?
Just play Dickerson at first.
Or, you know, don't. It's the first four innings of the season. He'll probably be fine.
Bip
5:17
All of the ways, is what I intended
Paul Swydan
5:18
Thanks for clarifying.
Shirtless George Brett
5:18
I like Manfred. So much more personable the Selig. Granted a wet bag full of yogurt is more personable the Bud Selig.
Paul Swydan
5:19
You know, I always thought this about Selig until I saw him in person. He was actually incredibly personable. He remembered anecdotes about the reporters' lives and all of that. He worked the room pretty damn well. He just said a lot of unpopular things.
Having said that, I do also like Manfred.
5:20
As much as I can like someone who broke/bent every rule to land that A-Rod suspension.
Sir Nerdlington
5:20
Why are the Cubs playing a spring training game in Anaheim today only to open the season tomorrow...in Anaheim? Why not just make this one count. Not like that game wouldn't draw a TV audience. Just when I think I've figured how MLB will make decisions based on revenue, they do things like this.
Paul Swydan
5:20
Because Anaheim is stupid, that's why.
5:21
Archer has been better, but he's still throwing a ton of pitches. He's at 76 pitches and he's only got 10 outs to show for it.
CamdenWarehouse
5:21
Pillar = bottom 5 lead off hitters?
Paul Swydan
5:21
Hmmm, probably not. Lot of crappy teams out there this year.
Mike Oxlong
5:21
I'd like Manfred a lot more if he lived up to his promise about Statcast data being public
Paul Swydan
5:21
Give it time.
Shirtless George Brett
5:22
Buck Martinez just said "young players are into the hip hop".
Paul Swydan
5:22
This is why I don't listen to Buck Martinez.
Thomas
5:22
Buck Martinez just talked about kids being into the fashion and the music and the hip-hop. Amazing
Joe
5:23
I know the answer to the Cubs game! They originally weren't supposed to open the season until Tuesday, and the Cubs and Angels didn't want to have 2 days off so they scheduled this ST game. But then MLB changed opening day to tomorrow for them so they got stuck with this stupid game today.
Paul Swydan
5:23
Yeah but they could have just cancelled the game today. So that answer, while illuminating, is still not sufficient.
Thank you for that though. I didn't know that.
Dan from Orlando
5:23
Is it me or do a lot of 2b play too close to the bag opening up huge holes for right handed hitters
Paul Swydan
5:24
When there's someone on first, this does happen. It's not just you.
Boders
5:24
Lots of reasons not to like Buck. Always go to the other feed. I enjoy Tampa's team so much more. Yankees when Cone on is pretty good too.
Paul Swydan
5:24
David Cone is great, and I'm not just saying that because he follows me on Twitter.
5:25
Not sure why Donaldson took that pitch.
Must not have been expecting it, because it was a great pitch to hit.
Shirtless George Brett
5:25
Paul Swydan
5:25
The hipping and the hopping.
Ryan
5:26
That slider is not doing much sliding
Paul Swydan
5:26
Not enough, anyway.
Super
5:26
Donaldson looks exactly like Kelly Gruber
Paul Swydan
5:26
Flashback!
Maxwell
5:26
Had to mute the Curt Schilling broadcast. My friend and I are now curating walk-up music for each batter. "I don't see nothing wrong" by R. Kelly for Donaldson was a hit.
Paul Swydan
5:26
FYI the song title is actually "Bump N Grind"
5:27
Wow, Donaldson and Bautista bailed out Archer in a big way. Gotta, gotta swing there.
Slider's Kill Arms
5:28
Anyone else noticing Archer's velocity on fastball down to 91 this inning?
Paul Swydan
5:28
Gameday has his four seamer at 94 and 95 this inning...
5:29
At least in that Bautista AB.
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