Reflections of Opening Day Baseball 2003

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  1. Shane Martin

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    Being an avid baseball fan I was anticipating this years opening day with glee. My next door neighbor played with the LA Dodgers while I was growing up so I bleed Dodger blue.

    So here are the surprises I saw this opening day:

    Hideo Nomo pitches a Complete game shutout of the Diamondbacks while Johnson gives up his fair share of runs and folds.

    The Mets with all of that $$ spent on pitching and other players still can't win and gives up 8 runs in 3 innings. I guess the Braves were happy to get rid of Glavine after all [​IMG]

    The Red Sox's bullpen still sucks. You can't lose to the Devil Rays.

    The Yankee$ lost Jeter and still kept on winning. They better win is all I have to say [​IMG]

    It snowed in Baltimore.

    Maddux pitches awfully and the Braves lose [​IMG]

    St Louis wins even with what appears to be so so pitching.

    The Phillies win and show why they spent the money this off season.

    Yes I know its 1 of 144 games played but it was an interesting Opening day nonetheless. Hopefully for my Dodgers this is a sign of things to come.
     
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    The great thing about baseball is that I lose track of the terrible things in the world in between those 9 innings. PLAY BALL!
     
  4. Brian Perry

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    Kudos to umpire John Hirschbeck for calling a proper strikezone -- Tom Glavine is very hittable when you don't give him an extra four inches off the outside corner.

    Go Cubbies!
     
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    I was having a hard time getting into baseball this spring because of grad school and the war and all, but Jim Thome, David Bell, and Kevin Millwood tearing it up on opening day has me psyched. Go Phils!
     
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    Highlights:

    Thome: 3 for 4 with an RBI double in his first at bat as a Phillie.

    Kevin Milwood's first start as the ace.

    Glavine booed off the mound. [​IMG]
     
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    This will probably be my only chance all season to say that my Kansas City Royals are undefeated.

    I hope not though [​IMG]
     
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    The Yankees have some good shortstops in their farm system. They really don't have to trade for a player. They'll miss Jeter's clutch hitting however. From this mornings wire:

    "Joe Torre said the Yankees would call up a replacement on Tuesday, possibly Erick Almonte or David Post."

    P.S. Roger Clemens was in great form last night.
     
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    Eric Almonte will get most of the playing time until Jeter returns. I hope he is back before May. All in all an excellent Opening day. God I love Baseball.
     
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    Hoping opening day was just a hiccup for the other team in New York.

    Yeah, right.
     
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    Jeter back before May? Not going to happen. I just hope he gets back this season.
     
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    Ahh... the Red Sox... the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    In the middle of the 9th last night, as the Sox held their 3 run lead, I looked over at my wife and said "just watch, they're going to put Embree in and he's gonna lose the game for them."

    Oh, how true it was. Just sad, you spend millions to get a great group of hitters, but you can't even manage to find one good closer. I know we're only one game into the season, but it looks like our good old beloved self-destructing Red Sox are back.

    In any event, it sure was nice to see Ramiro Mendoza in a Sox jersey [​IMG]
     
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    And the Texas Rangers were in first after Sunday, having beaten the Angels.
     
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    Red Sox.....

     
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  18. Shane Martin

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    Ok so I screwed up and didn't proof my post. It was 11pm when I wrote this up [​IMG]
     
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    You know, nothing destroys the energy of a new baseball season like opening against the Yankees!

    Actually, I'm finding I can appreciate baseball a lot more right now, despite the games against the Yankees, despite the crappy new Jays logo, (As if their new mascots weren't "Poochie" enough) with all that's going on between war and SARS, baseball seems very calm and relaxed. I enjoy it!
     

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