02 April 2008

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY for a ball game
A balllll game today.
My friends are out to get a ticket or two
From Walla Walla Washington to Kalamazoo
IT'S a beautiful day for a ball game
A ballllll game today.

Yes, friends. It's finally here. The season. The only season that matters. Baseball season.

Most teams opened their seasons Monday and Tuesday. The Twins opened at home against former team member Torii Hunter and his new team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. They won! 3-2. The Dodgers had three exhibition games this past weekend against the Red Sox. I went on Friday night. The Dodgers won! It's their 50th year in Los Angeles so that's the main schtick for the season. On Saturday the Dodgers played the Sox in the old Coliseum in LA, which turned out to be the most-watched baseball game in history. Unfortunately, Boston won. But the Dodgers have won both of their regular-season games so far against the San Francisco Giants (sans Barry Bonds). So, yay!

Johan Santana also kicked some major Marlins butt in Florida in his Mets debut, allowing just 2 runs over 7 innings. Mets, those lucky dogs. Leaving the Twins behind with Boof Bonser to lose the second game to the Angels 9-1. Grr.

So there's my little FYI wrap-up of the first two days of the regular season. Expect more in-depth analysis etc etc as the season progresses. Until then, think SPRING!!!

1 comment:

Jim H. said...

Yeah. We were at the Dumpty Dome last night. Boof was not good in the first inning but pitched OK after that. The highly-touted Twins bullpen really let the game get away. Jesse 'The Crainadian' Crain was awful, as was Juan 'te amo' Rincon.

We got to see some dude from Rawlings present Torii with his Gold Glove award before the game. That was nice.

And the Twins' rebuilt infield made some spectaclular plays until the 7th inning, when they suddenly decided to start kicking the ball around.

Wierd game.