Remember when the very first game of the year was played in Cincinnati? Well, even ignoring the ESPN Sunday Night East Coast Bias Clash of Resplendence, the defending World F'ing Runners Up and the Struggling Strasburgs face off five minutes before the opening pitch out in Ohio. Way to steal Zombie Marge Schott's thunder, President Obama.
Yes, the second most exciting part about this game (after Meech and his minions make their drunken way down Interstate 95 to harass the locals on the Red Porch) is Barack Obama throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Will he bounce the pitch? Or will he connect with 46-year-old Ivan Rodriguez with a 46 MPH strike? TUNE IN TO FIND OUT.
Here are your lineups for today's very first game:
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||Nyjer Morgan, CF|
|Placido Polanco, 3B||Willie Harris, RF|
|Chase Utley, 2B||Ryan Zimmerman, 3B|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||Adam Dunn, 1B|
|Jayson Werth, RF||Josh Willingham, LF|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||Adam Kennedy, 2B|
|Shane Victorino, CF||Ivan Rodriguez, C|
|Carlos Ruiz, C||Ian Desmond, SS|
|Roy Halladay, P||John Lannan, P|