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Opening Day 2014

The only thing I am going to say on politics or policy on this Opening Day is 7 mil signed up for Obamacare so take that GOP naysayers. A milestone! See you in November and that is no April Fool’s Day Joke.

Commentary is not going to get into the ‘Stros passing on Derek Jeter back in the 1992 MLB Amateur Player Draft other than to ask if you can name the other four teams that passed on Jeter?

I’ll be heading to The Yard this afternoon with Bethany of course for another Opening Day.

What is new this year? Let’s see.

Managers now get to challenge certain calls using instant replay in return for not arguing the call.

Certain collisions at home plate are now illegal.

They removed the ugly left field signage at The Yard.

They moved the pennant and division winner signs.

The concession prices have gone up.

They are introducing more grub options that I doubt I will try like the Cajun Andouille Dog, the Bahn Mi Dog – huh, Texas Cobb, Pulled Port Tacos, and Chicken Fried BLT.

Hall of Fame great Nolan Ryan will be hanging around some.

They will open the roof during the games if the weather permits.

Dierk’s Bamboo joint is no longer around.

A-Roid has been benched of sorts.

Ryan Broid is back and he even got a standing ovation yesterday by forgiving fans at Miller.

Here is what is not new.

A lot of folks still can’t watch the games on the flat screen.

We still have the lowest payroll.

We are still going to lose a lot more than we win.

Commentary will continue to snag foul balls.

The Tribe, Expos now Nats, B’More, and Cinncy of course all passed on future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter.

Nolan will throw out the first pitch today to B-G-O so maybe I’ll see you at another Opening Day.

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