2017 Opening Day Live Blog Extravaganza
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hurricanexyz
2:19
would people feel differently about these Mets pitchers, and Syndergaard in particular, if the Warthen slider were conventionally referred to as a cutter? because it's not just a standard slider, I don't believe
Dave Cameron
2:19
I don't think what you call it matters. 94 mph moving thing is ridiculous.
Paul Swydan
2:20
Leon gunned down Polanco.
Helped that Porcello threw a fastball right down the middle, but still.
Brandon M
2:20
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Dave Cameron
2:20
Eric Thames AB.
2:21
Unusually excited for this.
YKnotDisco?!
2:21
Bigger issue for fans: Pace of play or the avg $ to take a fam of 4 to a game?
Paul Swydan
2:21
Judging by the fact that MLB's revenue keeps going up and up, probably pace of play.
Guest
2:22
Why isn't Jon Gray talked about more?
Dave Cameron
2:22
Coors Field.
Pretty nasty fastball there.
Paul Swydan
2:22
98 at the knees
Jon Gray had a lot of 10+ K games in the second half last year. I'm excited to see what he does with a full season.
Shirtless George Brett
2:23
Just seeing how Thor grips it i would not really call it a slider. He grips is across the seams from the looks of it which is more cutterish in my experience.
Paul Swydan
2:23
Save that for when Eno gets here.
Erik
2:23
Watching Thor makes you realize how good Kershaw's command must be. To be better than a guy with Thor's pitches (who commands pretty well himself) is crazy. I suppose he has a decent curveball too.
Dave Cameron
2:23
His command is insane.
JTT
2:25
How did Thames look? I saw he struck out but Im following on gameday...
Dave Cameron
2:25
He looked like Jon Gray is good.
Paul Swydan
2:25
Not that he has a lot of competition, but Jon Gray is already 3rd in Rockies history in 10+ K games. http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/game_finder.cgi?request=1...
JTT
2:25
Is baseball more expensive relative to other sports? I get the opposite feeling. You can get decent seats to a Tigers game for $20 a pop. The NFL team across the street are $65 for nosebleeds
Dave Cameron
2:26
Baseball is easiest the cheapest option of the major sports, but that is a function of 81 home games.
Paul Swydan
2:26
Yeah, try getting 4 tickets to a NHL game.
My seats at Fenway range between $20-32 a ticket. Not bad.
Guest
2:27
Also much more seats in a baseball stadium compared to a basketball or hockey arena
New Rockies purple: good or bad
Paul Swydan
2:27
Good. Brighter is better.
(not that) James
2:28
Over/Under on Freddie Freeman triples: 2. I'm taking the under.
Paul Swydan
2:28
So you're saying he won't hit another triple all year?
Art Vandelay
2:28
I paid under $10 a ticket for two lower-level A's tickets a couple weeks from now. Bring a six pack to the parking lot to save on beer money, and I'm looking at all-in with parking and everything under $50 for both of us.
Dodgers Fan
2:28
All you can eat seats in the right field pavilion are usually around $40 at dodger stadium, great value for what you get
Paul Swydan
2:28
Freeman hit 6 triples last year...
Dave Cameron
2:28
Are you including the coronary artery disease in what you get?
Paul Swydan
2:29
Rockies have $4 Rockpile tickets - deep center field, but $4 is $4.
Porcello strikes out Harrison swinging to strand 2.
Brandon M
2:29
You can get Rangers tickets about ten dollars a person if you watch out for their promos
Matt
2:29
Because of the way Fenway is built, bleacher seats are better than 90% of the seats in the stadium too
(not that) James
2:30
He (Freeman) is slow as dirt, but he grades out as a good baserunner, and has power. What would be our expectation on total triples in a season for a guy like that? Was the 6 he hit last year about right?
Dave Cameron
2:30
Guys who hit the ball as hard as he does have a better chance for triples just from OFs falling down.
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