I'm watching a a lot of random games these opening days thanks to the free MLB package and I'm wondering if this is the year of the catcher. Here's what I'm noticing. Brian McCann, the Braves game-caller, started the season with the first homer of the year in all of baseball. Our catchers in this famous rivalry both hit home runs in their team's openers. Benji Molina just blasted a shot in San Francisco's season debut. Saltalamacchia went deep for the Rangers in the first game for the Rangers. Chris Iannetta sent one into the Chase Field bleachers in the slugfest in Arizona yesterday. If Joe Mauer wasn't injured, I'm sure he'd hit a bomb off of King Felix last night to join this catcher slugfest. But even without the great Mauer, that's six (count 'em! Six!) home runs by the catchers on opening day. I wonder if that's a record. I hope so because I'm all about meaningless records.
I think what I'm trying to express here is that I'm super psyched to be watching baseball again. Aren't you, too?