Well, hello there, stranger:
Can’t lie — there’s a lot more excitement seeing a fresh new lineup with Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria in it than at any point after Opening Day last season. I’ll take this .2% increase in enthusiasm for a very likely doomed season because it’s .2% more than any of us could’ve imagined after the past week. There’s unseen baseball mere hours away!
In terms of the structure of this lineup, I would’ve preferred
But fate and Bruce Bochy weren’t having it.
A couple of historical notes from an indispensable Twitter account (besides @Every6thDay, @McCoveyChron, and @GrantBrisbee)
//@BusterPosey is slated to start his 8th— #SFGStats (@SFG_Stats) March 29, 2018
consecutive #OpeningDay game, which
stands as the the most by a #SFGiants
catcher // @bcraw35
is scheduled start his 7th-straight
season opener, which are the most by a #SFGiants shortstop
The Dodgers will be countering with some players who are signed to Major League contracts and are currently on their roster. That group features a lot of good hitters, but more importantly, a pitcher who’s one of the best to ever do it.
It’s an exclusive national telecast, meaning you can only watch it on ESPN, the network that fired Jayson Stark for no reason.