Sunday, April 01, 2007

Opening Day

Ah, Opening Day. Always a good feeling. In celebration, here’s some baseball stuff:

  • A number of players have blogs, including Curt Schilling (and he writes very detailed posts). There are others as well. I like Pat Neshek’s site (he’s a reliever for the Twins), as he is so obviously enthusiastic about every aspect of the game, even down to his baseball cards.
  • Sammy Sosa is back, though no one knows if he can still hit. For reasons I can’t quite understand, I’m rooting for him.
  • If you’re a Padres fan, check out Geoff Young’s book Ducksnorts 2007 Baseball Annual, which is a lot of fun to read. He blogs at Ducksnorts and Knuckle Curve.
  • Out of 19 “experts” at ESPN, all but one picked either the Diamondbacks or the Dodgers to win the division. The Padres got the one other vote (two others picked us at wild card). I think we will surprise some people—the division is wide open.
  • Former UNC Charlotte player John Maine, who put up some very nice numbers last year when Pedro Martinez was hurt, starts the season in the Mets’ rotation.


Anonymous,  4:48 PM  

Will this be another year when no NLW team deserves a division title? One of them has to win it. And it might as well be the Padres.

Greg Weeks 5:01 PM  

If you win it, you deserve it. Now, actually moving on after that in the playoffs is another matter...

Anonymous,  1:54 PM  

It goes without saying that I am rooting for Sammy. It also goes without saying that I drafted him for my fantasy team. I just wish he was not a designated hitter, since that diminishes his fantasy value.

Greg Weeks 7:11 AM  

In his debut, Sammy went 0-3 with a walk and a whiff.

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