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MLB Gameday Thread

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It's DAY 1 of the MLB season, gang.

 

We've got a handful of games today, and I wanted to make a thread where we can talk baseball all season long with play by play:

 

Here's a guide to Opening Day:

https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-2018-opening-day-games-and-schedule-guide/c-269482334
 

First and foremost if you are a new fan, or you're getting back into the swing of things (pun intended) after the offseason, you must remember the golden rule: you don't really need to watch every game. Many football fans, and even some basketball and hockey fans, find this to be a challenge. They're used to setting aside a few nights a week to watch their team, and they can watch all the games. Baseball isn't like that. For the next six months, your team will only have 21 days where they won't be playing a game. And some of the games they play will start as early as 11am, others will end after 1am. If you miss a game it's okay, odds are there's another one tomorrow. If you miss a week, no big deal, hell if you get busy for a few months and aren't able to watch your team, that's not an issue, because you can still follow your team.
 

Which reminds me. Baseball is a game to be followed. In the old days, probably with your dad, it meant picking up the morning paper and checking the box scores. Now it means being able to have a final score texted/tweeted/messaged/emailed/what-evered to you the minute the game ends, or rolling over in bed when you can't sleep and grabbing your phone to check the West Coast scores. It means being able to check ESPN in the morning to see any breaking news from across the league, or catch a story you missed. We live in a time where you can go to MLB.com and get a recap of every game from last night in less than 10 minutes. Honestly, baseball was made to be consumed, and the technology age makes it easier than ever, whether you want to spend hours every day pouring over stats and analysis, or 15 seconds to see how your team and their playoff rivals did today.

 

 

There's lots of good stories and matchups today to start the season.

 

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That said, let's PLAY BALL!

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Great idea and let's keep this going. :)

 

The TIgers game in Detroit has already been cancelled. The first game on the slate today is the Cubs at Miami at 12:40 EST. Then the Mets soon after. I want to see if they play that one.

 

MLB TV is ready for a season's-long love affair.

 

Yankees in Toronto at 3:37 p.m. I am not saying a word until Gary Sanchez has his first passed ball. That should happen by the third inning. Then all bets are off.

 

Got to leave right now, going to go and get a sandwich so I can be ready for the games. Ham, cheese, tomato, light mayo. You can't go wrong.

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My guess is we are going to see at least 3 leadoff homers today:

 

  • Chris Davis
  • Ian Happ
  • Brett Gardner

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35 minutes ago, Yankee4Life said:

Great idea and let's keep this going. :)

 

The TIgers game in Detroit has already been cancelled. The first game on the slate today is the Cubs at Miami at 12:40 EST. Then the Mets soon after. I want to see if they play that one.

 

MLB TV is ready for a season's-long love affair.

 

Yankees in Toronto at 3:37 p.m. I am not saying a word until Gary Sanchez has his first passed ball. That should happen by the third inning. Then all bets are off.

 

Got to leave right now, going to go and get a sandwich so I can be ready for the games. Ham, cheese, tomato, light mayo. You can't go wrong.

Pick one up for me Y4L, but hold the mayo       :lol:

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Washington / Cincinnati has also been postponed due to rain.

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First home run of the 2018 season is Ian Happ from the Cubs!

Am I going to remember this guy by the end of September? Probably not.

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The first pitch of 2018. Jose Urena of the Miami Jeters pitches to the Cubs Ian Happ.

 

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Ian Happ homers on the first pitch. Jeter immediately fires an usher.

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Is it just me or is the MLB.TV stream the highest quality I've seen since using the service? It's 60FPS levels of smooth.

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3 hours ago, laroquece said:

My guess is we are going to see at least 3 leadoff homers today:

 

  • Chris Davis
  • Ian Happ
  • Brett Gardner

 

Now I have to wait for Gardner and Davis 

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Second leadoff homer of the day George Springer 

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Gardner did get his home run. It just wasn't a leadoff one. ^_^

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You see you guys? I was nice and calm.

 

Aaron Boone gets his first win as a manager as the Yankees win 6 - 1.

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Lazy Bradley, Jr grounds out to end the game.  That team was winning 4 - 0 but the Rays scored six runs in the eighth to win 6 - 4!

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Felipe Rivero pitching like Delin Betances here in Detroit. Meaning that he was wild and was walking everyone. Get lost, you're out of the game.

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Man it has to be cold in Detroit.

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Dixon Machado ties the game for the Tigers. 10 - 10 and we are going to the tenth inning.

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A little late here; but Friday night shaped up like this...Ootp 19 on the laptop, Yakees/Blue Jays on the PC monitor, MLB Network on the TV, and Rays/Red Sox on a Fire Tablet off to the side.

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I don't think anyone on this site will ever question your dedication to The Game.

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2 hours ago, Kccitystar said:

I don't think anyone on this site will ever question your dedication to The Game.

That's right, but all I want to know is why he was watching the Red Sox?

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