Every team has at least one game in the books now. I caught three major league Opening Day games this year, two on TV and one at the ballpark. Here are my scorecards.
First up, ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast of the Houston Astros’ first official game as an American League team. I was happy, if a little surprised, to see the Astros get the better of their new division rival in this first meeting.
Next up, the Mets’ opener at Citi Field. My scorecard did not really hold up well to Bud Black‘s double switches (and thanks to some batting order changes, I ended up resorting to correction tape before the game started.) I think I’ll be heading back to the drawing board, though I do like this scorecard design for DH leagues.
Finally, I caught R.A. Dickey’s first start with the Blue Jays via the free preview of MLB’s Extra Innings package. It didn’t go quite the way I hoped that it would. Does anybody know what the record is for number of passed balls on Opening Day?