Yankees vs. Red Sox
Angels vs. Mariners
Mets vs. Phillies
Cubs vs. Brewers
Diamondbacks vs. Padres
REDS VS. PIRATES
Great time of the year to have Great Series.
...and the REDS and Pirates are the two hottest clubs of them all. I'd be shocked if the 4-game series finishes anything other than 2-2.
Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."
Ellison stinks. Now that I have said that he will get two hits. :
Bay hitting 6th?
"There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great." G.K Charleston
Hamilton is weaker against lefties and having him strike out 7 or 8 times in a double header is not optimal. He may play game two, but this pitcher in game one is very tough on lefties. So it is appropriate to sit Hammy for this game.
It's too bad the Reds don't have some better righty hitters. So, instead, they use Ellison in this game, bat him eighth, maybe he contributes defensively or gets a hit. I'm sure if they had Soriano or Vlad to play left field he would be in there.
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
In other action....
Astros take on the Cardinals tonight...
Along with the Brewers and the Cubbies!
Look at all those Pirates fans behind home plate!
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Not a soul at PNC park...
Attendance at this first game is of Little League proportions.