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April 6, 2004
BASEBALL: Well, That's A Start

Here I was, listening to the Met game on the radio and opening the play-by-play on CBS Sportsline, and before CBS even gets the lineups loaded, Kaz Matsui jacks the first pitch of the game, the first official pitch he's seen as a major league ballplayer, out of Turner Field for a home run.

Nowhere to go but down? Maybe. But it's a start. (Meanwhile, looks like the Yankees are reminding Victor Zambrano not to tug on Superman's cape).

UPDATE: RBI double for KazMat in his second time up; Glavine and Russ Ortiz are both getting teed off on tonight.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:41 PM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

Let's go Mets go. I'm not a Kaz believer yet, but I'm starting to regret drafting Junior Spivey over him right now.
Damn it's good to have the Mets back on.

Posted by: Gameroo at April 6, 2004 10:25 PM

Superman's cape, Hah. The D-rays are for real. All the way baby. whoooooooo!

Hey the 2 Florida team had sellouts on opening day and the D-rays actually won.

This may be the high point of the season, so I have to celebrate!

Posted by: Rob M at April 7, 2004 8:15 AM

The super-terrific-happy debut! That was about as encouraging an Opening Day win as the Mets could have between Matsui, Piazza’s HR, Glavine (eventually) pitching well and winning convincingly in Atlanta.

It’s a long season, but that was worth sitting through, even with the godawful boring Braves announcers on TBS…

Posted by: The Mad Hibernian at April 7, 2004 9:40 AM

It's not as much fun cheering for the Braves to lose anymore now that they suck.

Posted by: Jack Tanner at April 7, 2004 2:38 PM

Who was it who gambled & renewed Matsui on their fantasy team? And who, after one day, looks like a genius?


See you in May when he looks more like Jose Hernandez.....

Posted by: Ricky at April 7, 2004 7:04 PM
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