Opening Day Lineupstravaganza: Indians at Rangers, 2:05 PM

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Thanks to postponements in Chicago and Boston this is the only 2PM game in the AL. The first pitch will be thrown out by unemployed doofus George W. Bush. Don't worry, they're not chanting "ELVIS ANDRUUUUUUS," those are boos. Reigning AL Cy Young winner Cliff Lee takes the mound for the visiting Indians, while Kevin Millwood rolls out of bed to pitch for the Rangers.

Mark DeRosa makes his debut with the Indians, Elvis Andrus does the same for Texas. The hometown team also sends out Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis for their first ever Opening Day assignments. Travis Hafner returns from the Wilderness to hit cleanup for the Tribe. Could be the HIGHEST SCORING GAME OF THE SEASON SO FAR.

Grady Sizemore, CFIan Kinsler, 2B
Mark DeRosa, 2BMichael Young, 3B
Victor Martinez, 1BJosh Hamilton, CF
Travis Hafner, DHNelson Cruz, RF
Jhonny Peralta, SSHank Blalock, DH
Shin Soo-Choo, RFMarlon Byrd, LF
Kelly Shoppach, CChris Davis, 1B
Ben Francisco, LFJarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2BElvis Andrus, SS

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In the cleanup spot Travis Hafner would be considered a true base-clogger if his OBP could just creep above the .250 mark.

First game for Mr. Young at 3b too.

Needs more Andruw Jones.


So... anything happen the past 5 months or so?

It's a good thing Tropicana and Kauffman are sitting empty while games are getting canceled up north.

Hello Pale Hose

What's up BC? Didn't you get married after the season?
Good luck to the Twinks this year.

Yes I did and I don't recomend it. Just kidding

@BC - belated congrats.

Wait until you start having kids, though. We just had our third boy.
I actually feel bad for my wife.


Third boy? I hope you are tying down their right arms so they become lefties. Just kidding.

@BC - the thought did cross my mind.
Unfortunately, the 4 and 2 year olds are showing all righty tendencies.

One more and I can start my infield.*

*Not happening.

Well hopefully they are rangey and have good arms.

@BC - if they take after my wife they will be.


Don't worry if they are not fast, they could always play for the White Sox

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