Over the last two days, we’ve been fortunately inundated with baseball. Like all of you, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I gleefully switched back and forth between ESPN, ESPN2, and SNY yesterday afternoon before I had to go in class. While in class, I clicked back and forth between three games on MLB Gameday. Here are some of my observances from the first two days of baseball.
–I was watching the Braves/Cubs game (in class via Gameday) and a few things popped into my head: Melky batting leadoff? Good for him. Like Ian Kennedy, I think he’s got a chance to do real well in the NL. Carlos Zambrano looked like a trainwreck, and Derek Lowe wasn’t doing much better. Last, but certainly not least, I am not at all surprised that Jason Heyward hit a homer in his first career plate appearance. This guy looks special.
–Albert Pujols is still awesome.
–The play of the year has already been made.
–Roy Halladay is going to destroy the National League.
–Lincecum’s still got it.
Now the Yankees/Red Sox related stuff:
–Chan Ho Park does not look as cool without his beard.
–Josh Bard’s ears are HUGE.
–As of the writing of this post, Curtis Granderson has the longest homer in the short 2010 season.
–I’m going to hate rooting against Mike Cameron.
–Yanks/Sox games are still emotionally and physically draining.
–Sweet Caroline is the worst song ever.
–The way Jorge Posada and Victor Martinez lollipop the ball back to the pitcher annoys the hell out of me; why don’t more teams try to double steal on these guys?
–Speaking of double steals, that Jeter/Gardner double steal was pretty nifty.
–I won’t be surprised of Jorge’s and Dustin Pedroia’s homers are two of the shortest of the season.
–CC should’ve stuck with the silver cleats. They looked awesome.
–Ken Singleton and Al Lieter were battling some real strawmen in their argument against Instant Replay (more on this tomorrow).
Anyway, what did you guys notice over the last two days? Anything interesting? I hope you’ve enjoyed Opening Day(s)–and the NCAA National Championship–as much as I have. Here’s to a great season of baseball.
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