Monday, April 05, 2010

My Favorite Holiday- Opening Day

Thanksgiving is special because of the food, Christmas is cool because of the presents, cookies, and Jesus, Easter is good for Cadburry Creme Eggs, and Canadian Boxing Day is awesome because it's simply Canadian. However, they all pale in comparison to the best holiday of all...Opening Day! Today I plan on watching baseball from 1 PM to 1 AM. The Phillies versus the Nationals have first pitch set at 1:05 in Washington and there's two left coast games finishing the festivities of the day starting at 10:05 (thank you Comcast for giving me a free 1-week MLB package preview). Beer? Check. Nachos? Check. Sunflower seeds? Check. Halladay jersey? Check. Bedpan? Check. Oh yeah, I'm ready to rock.

*Chan Ho Park picked up the first L of the 2010 season, allowing 3 runs in 2/3 of an inning last night against Boston. 27.00 ERA, nice.

*Unbelievable opening day starters: Vicente Padilla- Dodgers, John Garland- Padres, Derek Lowe- Braves (they have Hudson, Hanson, and Jurrjens!), Shaun Marcum- Blue Jays (didn't even pitch last season), and Ben Sheets- Athletics (also didn't pitch last season).

*Rule 5'er Carlos Monasterios, he of the Bobby Abreu trade, made the Dodgers 25-man roster.

*The Phillies haven't won on Opening Day since 2005 against the Nationals. Winning pitcher- Jon "Donut-Eater" Lieber.

*I participated in another season preview over at Phoul Ballz.


Corey said...

i will attempt to follow the game via the internet on my horrible, slow work connection. last year i recorded the game on dvr and tried to not look at the score all day...and failed miserably, so i'm just going to follow along this year.

carson, mlb extra innings package on comcast is only $1 per day. you should consider getting it.

GM-Carson said...

I will get it most likely. $1 a day could find a starving kid in Africa though too...oh, the choices.

furiousBall said...

where is jon lieber now? does he live in his big pick-up truck now?

GM-Carson said...

No, he traded it in for a Prius.

Maria said...

Skipping school and a couple of hours of work to see Roy Halladay play. I was thinking about DVRing it. but no way I could be that patient.

I will be missing the night games, but I may stay up and watch one west coast game.

Dr. Steve said...

I bought a Slingbox (250 on Amazon) for Opening Day. You all may want to too.