Every conceivable Opening Day scenario played out this weekend, but in case you weren’t glued to your TV and Internet Monitor and Tracking Devices, here’s what you may have missed:
Craig Finn says Target Field needs to play better music. I think we can extend this to every stadium. No more Top 40 and “intense” modern rock music. Let’s inject some local flavor into these stadiums.
Yoenis Cespedes Is Good at Hitting, Bad at Manners. Sweet lord, that man is country strong.
Nolan Ryan and Robin Ventura shake hands for first time since fight in ‘93. Sadly, the two did not vow to settle this once and for all in a cage match.
Kaufmann Stadium to be named after US Bank. Another piece of baseball’s soul has been sold off.
At least the Marlins go all out with everything, commissioning a cake to be make of the stadium featuring 3,600 Swarovski Crystals. Occupy Loria?
How to land a job in baseball using social media. Dave Gershman’s latest in a series of how-to guides for getting a job in baseball. If this is you, check it out.
Police draw guns on Torii Hunter outside his Newport home. The silent alarm had gone off, but they certainly treated Hunter as if he was the suspect. It may not be racism, but it certainly raises some eyebrows.
If you’ve ever wondered where walkup music came from, here’s your answer. As for my walkup music, I keep trying to find a Smiths song, but they just don’t seem to work. If I was a closer, Modern Art by Art Brut would probably be the call.
Are fat baseball players the problem? Short answer: no. Long answer: Hell no.