If you're a baseball fan, welcome to one of the great days of the year.
There will be baseball games. There will be box scores.
Next time we won't be able to say that: The all-star break.
Almost 5 months from now.
Let's get this started!
Congratulations to the #Pirates -- sort of. Now that #Braves (Peter Moylan), #Marlins (Cameron Maybin), #Orioles (Andrew Cashner/Chris Tillman) and #Rays (Carlos Gomez) have sprung into action, Pittsburgh is the only team that hasn't signed a big-league free agent all off-season.
Interesting conversation with Alex Cora on lineup construction. He’s not concerned with splitting up righties and lefties and doesn’t plan to get carried away with batter/pitcher matchups if it’s a small sample. Much different than Farrell.
Braves Field, Boston, 10/6/48 - Dale Mitchell of Indians squares away to bunt against Braves ace Johnny Sain in first game of 1948 World Series. Sain would outduel Bob Feller in 1-0 Braves win throwing a four hitter. Feller gave up just two hits in the loss. Time of Game: 1:42
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3/Last spring produced a lot of MVP Greg Bird talk and Cy Young Masahiro Tanaka talk. Pete O'Brien annually puts on a HR show in spring. Mike Trout had 1 HR last spring. The #Astros offense was terrible last spring.