How did everyone enjoy Opening Day?
Even though the Yankees lost to the Red Sox 9-7 on Sunday, I am thrilled baseball is back. It just naturally puts me in a better mood. I was in Washington D.C. yesterday for the opener between the Phillies and the Nationals, and you would have thought it was a Philadelphia home game. That crowd was pro-Phillies (here's my shameless plug for for my article).
I had a nice time and spent some time in the stands with fans.
Kevin Kouzmanoff did not have a good first game with the A's. He went 0-for-4 with two GIDP (those were the only two at-bats I saw) and committed an error that prolonged the inning. The winning run scored on the next at-bat.
He made all of three errors last year (and did not win a Gold Glove).
Green is not flattering for my boy. Hopefully, he can turn it around and get moving. But the advantage to this is maybe I will stop fighting with new Kouz fans on eBay. I can't believe how much some of the cards have been going for.
Last year, he slumped early as well. But then the Padres came to the Philadephia, him and I had a nice chat. Then, amazingly, he hit a home run off Brad Lidge to break his consecutive save streak. Coincidence?