2016 Opening Night Live Blog
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8:50
#royalsmagic starting early
Mike
8:51
Cespedes has to be more of a disaster in the outfield than Kyle Schwarber, right?
Dave Cameron
8:51
Uh, no. Cespedes is a plus defensive left fielder.
He makes some silly plays, but the arm is legitimately amazing.
Bad Hermit
8:52
Good thing the Mets can strike people out.
Shirtless George Brett
8:52
best OF arm in baseball?
Dave Cameron
8:52
It's up there.
8:53
That's a crazy throw.
But now we all have to watch that on loop.
Let's find out where Jotcast's delete is!
Trainman
8:54
Hit em where they ain't again
DJ
8:54
Feels like October
The Dude of NY
8:55
That's a ball that most SS can field, right?
Dave Cameron
8:55
Well he was playing almost behind the base.
RedRifle
8:55
Professional DP there
Mike Oxlong
8:56
HEY LOOK A SLIDE TOWARDS THE BASE INSTEAD OF THE KNEES
Shirtless George Brett
8:57
I'm pretty sure you would have to straight up murder the SS for Morales to beat out a DP
MattyHarvey
8:57
brb, gotta pee for half an inning
Royals fan
8:57
Defense matters and its criminally underrated in a low scoring era. It doesn't matter nearly as much when the average game is 7-5, but its huge when most games are 4-3.
Dave Cameron
8:58
If the people who think we're overrating defense in WAR could get together with the people who think defense is wildly underrated and settle on a criticism, that'd be great!
The Dude of NY
8:58
Carson Cistulli on Twitter: Announcement: I will be chatting at FanGraphs tomorrow during the Brewers game to blindly defend my endorsement of their wild-card chances.
Alex
8:59
Running jotcast fullscreen instead of as a plugin makes it run really nicely
Dave Cameron
8:59
Good to hear!
9:01
Aaron Boone could use a 5 hour energy. He sounds a little too low key for Opening Night.
Kimball
9:02
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Dave Cameron
9:02
I'll call them and tell them they owe us $500
Trainman
9:03
High strike? Really? That was ball 4
Dave Cameron
9:03
Yeah, that's not a pitch a hitter can really hit.
You call that a strike all night, we'll end up 1-0.
Who_Is_Zorbist?
9:04
I really miss the super emphatic strike 3 calls from yesteryear
Dave Cameron
9:04
Is Tom Hallion still around?
He's the upper-cut guy, I think.
Poor Man's Rick Reed
9:05
Tom Hallion, 1-2 uppercut combo
Dave Cameron
9:06
Volquez not exactly commanding his fastball right now.
JohnRocker
9:07
Pretty sure he's just aiming it high and hoping for more high calls
Dukes
9:07
Yeeeeesh
Dave Cameron
9:07
Yeah, forget the K-Zone, thats at his chest.
9:08
That was a nasty change-up.
9:09
Looks like Layne's not calling the low strike, at least. His zone is shifted up apparently.
Royals fan
9:10
Defense matters.
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