2016 Opening Night Live Blog
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Dave Cameron
9:31
I've been mean to Eno before too.
A few years ago, at Spring Training, he was responsible for driving a car of our writers to Goodyear Ballpark to watch the Reds play whoever they were playing that day. He drove to a Goodyear Tire instead. We made fun of him endlessly.
machetko
9:34
Would be awesome if they could figure out a way to do this rematch thing every Opening Day.
Dave Cameron
9:34
Agreed. I know it was a scheduling fluke, but this is neat.
Greg
9:34
mmmm what is he looking for...
Dave Cameron
9:34
Someone might have told him to not swing at the first pitch this time.
bill
9:35
who should lead off for KC?
Dave Cameron
9:35
Cain, maybe.
Greg
9:36
Gordon?
Dave Cameron
9:36
Sure, he'd work too.
Trainman
9:37
Harvey is nasty so far.
Bip
9:37
I mean, what are the chances that Mr. consistent Ned Yost removes a guy from the leadoff spot after winning it all, and given that he had a whole superstitious thing going with their clubhouse? My over/under on games AE is available and doesn't lead off is 10
Dave Cameron
9:37
If they get into a slump and Escobar is running a .270 OBP, I could see him mixing it up.
But yeah, not while they're winning.
Ernie Camacho
9:39
Dave! Kind of a random question for the commercial break: can we look at BIP wins as a crude measure of contact management?
Dave Cameron
9:39
Over a longer period of time, yeah. You don't want to assume that single-season BIP-wins is true talent level.
Michael Scarn
9:40
Gut feeling - what's your non-Royals prediction for the 85+ win team from last year that collapses?
Dave Cameron
9:40
Well, I don't think the Cardinals will get near 100 wins again.
9:41
They won't be bad, but they'll probably be 10-15 wins worse.
Woj
9:41
Dave, do you think a 90-win STL team gets a WC bid?
Dave Cameron
9:42
Well I don't think they'll win 90 either, but certainly it would have them in the mix.
Stu
9:43
Conforto has a great approach.
Dave Cameron
9:43
Well, let's be real; not swinging at Volquez right now doesn't take a genius.
Trainman
9:44
Cabrera didn't get the memo, swung at the first two pitches
Who_Is_Zorbist?
9:44
Cabrera's legs look more like a linebacker's than a SS
Greg
9:45
His plant foot is wild if you watch close no consistency. Also showed some wild mechanics out of the stretch earlier.
His plant foot is pointing at 1b at times.
bill
9:47
Do you think George Brett could hit .150 right now?
Dave Cameron
9:47
Sure. Pitchers hit .150.
Trainman
9:47
Holy crap a throw
9:48
What a throw*
Schwarbomb
9:48
nice defense by royals all game
egm
9:49
What do you think Barry Bonds could slash if given a full offseason and spring training to prepare?
Dave Cameron
9:49
.220/.330/.450, something like that.
Trainman
9:50
Here come the stolen bases.. Cain laser single.
RedRifle
9:50
It's just me or is this Salvador Perez love fest a little too much?
Dave Cameron
9:51
It's not just you.
Shirtless George Brett
9:51
For all the gushing they are doing about the Royals bullpen, everyone but Davis and Herrera scares the crap out of me.
Dave Cameron
9:51
And Davis' velo was way down in spring training.
Schwarbomb
9:52
no way Hosmer is actually looking to hit the ball like that, right?
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