Bad Announcing Team Opening Night

2009 April 5

Perhaps I could’ve come up with a more clever title…

The first game of the 2009 MLB regular season was played by the Braves and Phillies, the two teams I want to lose most. And it was announced by the three men I least want to hear. Yet I loved it, because it was FUCKING BASEBALL, HOLY SHIT. The rest of the year is total garbage compared to the seven months in which major league baseball is played. So it’s probably a good thing that it constitutes more than half of a year, or else life would pretty much suck.

I felt dirty enjoying Braves home runs tonight. Last year apparently sealed the deal for me wanting to see numerous Phillies die in a fire even more than Chipper Jones. But seriously, how far did that McCann home run go? That shit was destroyed. Oh, and seeing Derek Lowe dominate for 8 innings was wonderful; I can’t wait to watch Oliver Perez do the complete opposite later this week. Sigh. My last comment on tonight’s broadcast would be that ESPN displayed OPS for hitters the first time around, and then it disappeared. I really thought some progress had been made. I should have known it was too good to be true.

Tonight was definitely not the true beginning of baseball season, though. Tomorrow is Opening Fucking Day, in which just about every team is going to be out there for the first time. The entire day will be filled with games that mean just as much as the last game of the season (I want this to get through to sportswriters’ heads). Johan Santana, C.C. Sabathia, Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay are taking the mound. Best day of the year? I think so.

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