Traditionally, the first game of the regular season is played in Cincinnati, because the first ever professional baseball team was headquarted in Cincy. Also because nobody ever wants to argue with people who serve chili over spaghetti. Whatever, it's a city holiday and we'll sit patiently by as these weirdos enjoy their pomp and pageantry.
Unless, of course, that brutal snowstorm blankets Ohio in three inches of wintery mix. I blame Bud Selig for the possibility of all inclement weather in early April or late October. Why? BECAUSE I CAN.
Here are your lineups for today's first game:
|Jose Reyes, SS||Jerry Hairston, Jr., LF|
|Daniel Murphy, LF||Darnell McDonald, CF|
|David Wright, 3B||Joey Votto, 1B|
|Carlos Delgado, 1B||Brandon Phillips, 2B|
|Carlos Beltran, CF||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Ryan Church, RF||Edwin Encarnacion, 3B|
|Brian Schneider, C||Ramon Hernandez, C|
|Luis Castillo, 2B||Alex Gonzalez, SS|
|Johan Santana, P||Aaron Harang, P|