Gametime weather: Cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at; around 55.
Brian Dozier 2B
Kurt Suzuki C
Joe Mauer 1B
Josh Willingham LF
Chris Colabello DH
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Aaron Hicks CF
Pedro Florimon SS
De Aza LF
And the next up to bat? Brian, with his 'Things to Think About.' Check this space later for more.
Thanks ChiTown and Seth
Things to think about:
1 Opening Day -- Unless your team is playing in the World Series. Opening day is simply the best day of the year for all teams. It's been a long winter... Still going in my case as I look at a blizzard out my window. Opening Day... Is the first look at the team and a day that anything is possible.
2. National Holiday -- Budweiser and Ozzie Smith are trying to make opening day a national holiday. To me its such a no brainer... I'm burning a vacation day today regardless (I actually went in to work this morning but I'm taking the afternoon off in solidarity with what should be a national holiday)!!!
3. March 31 -- On this date in 1880... Wabash Indiana became the first city to be completely illuminated by electric light. Once the citizens of Wabash saw where they were living... Most of them moved to Cincinatti Ohio.
On this date in 1985... ABC aired the 200th episode of the Love Boat. 95% of everyone is perplexed that Fred Grandy was in 200 episodes of anything... I was always impressed that all Love Boat episodes could be watched by 5 year olds without needing a birds and bees discussion immediately after.
On this date in 1999... Fabio was hit in the face by a bird while riding a roller coaster in Virginia... I have nothing to add... Other than... If I had a time machine... I'd be real tempted to go back to 1999 Virginia just to watch that happen.
4. Platoon? -- Colabello starting against a left hander. Kubel on the bench. Is it possible a Platoon is getting started. It's been awhile since the Twins have utilized a platoon and it been awhile since I've seen the movie platoon.
5. Game Threads -- Welcome to the first official game thread of 2014... Everyone is welcome to participate... Just jump in... Try not to be too serious and no bad moods and you are good to go.
Edited by Riverbrian, 31 March 2014 - 12:45 PM.