The Why Time Begins on Opening Day thread. Have at it.
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It's been a warm, sunny winter (summer) in the great southland, but I'm still excited for opening day even as the fall subtly creeps in.
From LoHud, G-man says Nunez will play short or third on Saturday, so it looks like the scenario of him as a semi-regular that some of us lamented over the hot stove is getting a quick start.
Yanks visit the Tigers at the beginning of June, with a Sunday afternoon game, so I'll be able to get a game in (maybe see Mo in person one last time?)
Time begins on opening day because there are no sure things. The players have to go out there and get the hits, win the games. In abscence of that doing, the baseball off and pre-season is frothy conjecture.
 yeah, that's my scenario a week later, here in atlanta. looks like i'll only be able to catch the monday night game...
No scores yet...
That is just unbelievable about Nunez starting on Saturday. I mean, it's the second day of the season! How in the world could A-Rod or Jeter be tired by then?
I'm as big a believer as there is in the importance of the bench, but Girardi takes this to the most ridiculous extreme I've ever seen. He acts as if the players are porcelain dolls, not world class athletes.
Still all bagels at this point.
 Girardi says its a lefty-righty thing, presumably because of Nunez' splits. But pretty funny that it's game 2 regardless. I'm in the camp that says last year proved that Jeter and Rodriguez need ample rest to provide full value. But playing Nunez 3-4 times a week is ... Well, we shall see.
So much for offense so far...
Hey, the Mets finally break the ice. Whodathunk it would be the Mets.
Poor Lester. 2 out rbi double. Huzzah!
Anybody get to see Santana yet?
Gary Cohen said Santana pitched "five brilliant innings." On Opening Day is that really possible? Even if you pitch five great innings isn't five innings shy of being able to be called brilliant? Maybe I'm just being a dick. LOL
Meanwhile, we could have called that. Valverde was perfect last year and so of course he blows his first save this year.
Ah, but the Tigers get a run in the bottom of the 9th and get the win. Sweet.
Good ol' Mark Melancon and Ace. And Austin Jackson. Excellent contributions by all three ex-Yankees.
Great way to get the season started! Andrew Bailey was the big off-season acquisition for Boston. Can't wait for my afternoon drive listening to sporstalk radio.
Just when you begin to doubt the greatness of America, you hear Vin Scully's voice
 Sadly, maybe the last gasp of the greatness of America.
 Word!!! I just spent 30 mins on the phone to the US embassy here in Tokyo trying to make an appointment to get the Jazz Kids passports..endless wrong information, confusing websites, no one can give their name on the phone due to "security", $400 just to REGISTER them at the embassy..GrrRRRRRR!!!! Thanks the gods for baseball & jazz!
Vincent Padilla pitched out of the pen for the BoSox??? Hahahahaahahaha!!! 笑う！！！
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