Opening Day Gamer: Mets vs. Cards

First draft on tap: a battle of titanic National League powers, which means it’s the equivalent of Baltimore vs. Oakland in AL speak, forgetting the inconvenient truth that the boys from Flushing held the best record in the bigs in ’06 and Prince Albert’s Red Birds are the defending World Champions. But hey, it’s baseball, and we are glad for it.

gerbil has been tracking the pre-game, and he’s totally diggin’ Krukker’s Giambi-esque circa 2000 ‘do, and how about that “Baseball Tonight” promo where he looks like an extra for a video from The Darkness; make sure you drape the furniture in plastic if you have him over for punch and pie. Steve Phillips just told us he fully expects that Daisuke Matsuzaka will pitch for the Red Sox this year. Tim Kurkjian just did his “all-demoted” and “all-disabled” teams, which is a nice contrast to the landslide of brainless, hackneyed prognostications to which we have been subject as of late.

It’s the smooth-as-new-velvet cadence of Jon Miller on play-by-play contrapuntal to the chewing-on-broken-glass color commentary of Joe Morgan for tonight’s proceedings on The Deuce. Anyway, if you want to comment on the first game of the reggalar, here’s a place to do it.

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  • The Mets aerohelmets with the color fade from blue to black really freak mt out. I wonder how long before all of Baseball adopts the newfangeled helmet.
    Wouldn’t it be neat if teams were allowed to design their own helmets on an individual basis? They could start hiring Aerospace engineers like me to find the best helemt design!

    Dionysus April 1, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Those helmets are pretty cool. Great piece of hitting by Delgado.

    desturbd1 April 1, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • BTW, nice to see attackgerbil also dislikes Joe Morgan. Wost Announcer Ever.

    Dionysus April 1, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • I hate Joe Morgan.
    Carpenter’s looking mighty shaky in the fourth. Bases juiced, two out, Lo Duca up, 2-0 count.

    mouse - SF April 1, 2007, 9:07 pm
  • There it is: 2 run single. 4-0 Mets.
    Ah, baseball is back at last!

    mouse - SF April 1, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Chris Carpenter is looking very mortal today. You really don’t want to be warming up your bullpen in the 4th inning on Opening Day.

    Dionysus April 1, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • I bought my new cap for the season as I left for the games in Philly on Friday. I get a new Authentic Sox cap every season and start wearign it on Opening Day for the Sox… retiring the old one. Its one of my little superstition/traditions. Usually I burn the old one, unless there are special circumstances – my cap from 2004 is untouched because, well, it was 2004… my cap from 2006 will be left intact because at the second Phillies-Sox game, Kyle Snyder signed it (I forogt to bring a ball, stupid me).
    Let me just say.. the new caps are nice. I like the new black sweatband and underbrim. Those parts usually look absolutely disgusting by the time the season is almost over and this will make it a bit more pleasant. It wont save them from beign disgusting (any hat you wear for nearly 365 days will), but it helps.

    Dionysus April 1, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • Well, some credit to Carpenter; despite getting roughed up he managed to go six innings when it didn’t look like he’d get through four.
    Glavin is dealing tonight.

    mouse - SF April 1, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • Hmm…might’ve spoken too soon. He just gave up an RBI double to everyone’s favorite overrated “pest” David Eckstein.
    Ooo…great outfiled assist by Beltran.

    mouse - SF April 1, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • Glavine gets saved by Jose Reyes.
    I’m not sure how overrated Eckstein is. I sure wouldnt mind having him on the Sox. Maybe we could move him to second to replace Pedroia.

    Dionysus April 1, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • Eckstein is just terrible. I’m astounded that he’s going to be the starting shortstop for the World Series champs.

    mattymatty April 1, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • I think this is the year that Jon Miller begins to openly taunt Joe Morgan.
    In response to being told that Frank Robinson hit 8 opening day homers in his career, a major league record, Morgan said, “Only eight?” How many do you want him to hit, Joe? Robinson played 21 seasons, and assuming he started every year, eight homers in twenty one games is pretty impressive. If one were to extrapolate that out to a full season, Robinson would have hit 61.7 homers. Up until recently 61.7 homers would have been the record for most homers in a season. All of this is to say Morgan is an idiot.

    mattymatty April 1, 2007, 10:10 pm
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    dc April 1, 2007, 11:21 pm
  • You want Eckstein over Pedroia?
    Uh, I don’t. Just because the former gets a whole lot more “scrappy tiny white guy” love than the latter doesn’t mean he’s better.

    Steve April 1, 2007, 11:23 pm
  • Who holds the record for most Opening Day homeruns hit? Joe?
    “Well, I’m gonna say Babe Ruth…I mean he did hit all those homeruns.”
    *smacks head against nearest wall*

    Andrew April 1, 2007, 11:26 pm
  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    dc April 1, 2007, 11:47 pm

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