Play Ball!!

Although the season officially began last night with the White Sox and Indians, the season really begins today. With 26 teams in action today, the promise of a great MLB season is underway. And despite President Bush’s weak sauce in Cincinnati, we’re underway. As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the Cardinals and the Red Sox. Today has looked good for both teams so far. At this point, I’m watching the Red Sox and Rangers on ESPN2 and Mike Lowell just went deep to make it a 7-2 lead. As a fan of Boston and St. Louis I can be encouraged by a number of things. Curt Schilling looked great. He pitched 7 innings giving up only 2 runs on 5 hits. Mike Lowell’s homer is a great sign. Lowell was fodder in the trade that brought Josh Beckett to the Red Sox. Traditionally he’s been an offensive threat, though last year he struggled. Getting a change of scenery and a quick start can be very good for Lowell and the Red Sox. Coco Crisp has been phenomenal in centerfield, despite no caveman appearance. David Ortiz hit a home run and doubled. At the time of this post, he’s 3-4 with 3 RBI (ends game 3-5). And not to be outdone, in Philadelphia the Cardinals have jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the 6th. Cris Carpenter looks good, and Albert Pujols has 2 home runs (the second of which was an upper deck blast). Another good sign is Scott Rolen’s grand slam. Coming back from a shoulder injury, it means a lot that he can make a big impact. I’ll be tracking Albert Pujols all season.

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