I have never been to an Opening Day at Busch Stadium, but I have heard good things. The Clydesdales, the Hall of Famers, the player introductions, the inevitable rainfall are all a cherished part of the Home Opener experience. Here is a quick timeline events for those of you able to witness it all in person!
- 11:00 a.m. - Pre-game pep rally begins
- 1:15 p.m. - Gates open
- 2:30 p.m.- Pre-game ceremonies begin
Willie McGee to throw out the first pitch to Ozzie Smith, a tribute to the late Oscar Taveras, and a moment of silence for Taveras as well as Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post Dispatch
- 3:15 p.m. - Adam Wainwright takes the mound in his fourth home-opener start; play ball!
what else is going on in baseball...
- Hey! Beyond the Box Score has some writing staff openings! - Beyond the Box Score
- The Game of Thrones Season Five premiere was last night. Here is the MLB as Game of Thrones houses. - Sports on Earth
- But, just so we know who had the idea first...
- Here is a discussion of insurance in baseball. - Fangraphs
- Fun with beginning of the season small sample sizes, Clayton Kershaw has a 5.84 ERA. - Hardball Talk
Adrian Gonzalez's heat map ... zoiks! pic.twitter.com/BEy40z4lwb— Mark Simon (@msimonespn) April 12, 2015
- Bartolo Colon hits an RBI single. - MLB
- John Axford poor little boy was bitten by a rattlesnake in Arizona during spring training. He has been placed on the family medical emergency list. Here is Jameson Axford trying out his new wheel chair and it is adorable. - Instagram
- Did the Angels hire a private investigator to follow C.J. Wilson after signing him in 2011? - Hardball Talk
- Pedro Martinez, the broadcaster, is just getting started. - New York Mag
- Barry Bonds is rooting for Alex Rodriguez. - SBNation; Deadspin
- The 30 is back! - Grantland
Pitchers who induced the most swings and misses Sunday: C. Sale (20) M. Scherzer (15) T. Ross (13) C. Martinez (12) C. Lewis (11)— Beyond the Box Score (@BtBScore) April 13, 2015
what the cardinals are up to...
St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 13, 2015
Excited for the home opener today #CardinalNation— Randal Grichuk (@RGrich15) April 13, 2015
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the milwaukee brewers...
the nl central...
- Could Billy Hamilton steal 100 bases? - Hardball Talk
Jason Marquis career pitching WAR: 5.5. career hitting WAR: 3.9.— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) April 11, 2015
- Joey Votto channels Chris Carpenter, says he's a "Bad mother !@#$%^." - Hardball Talk
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|Sunday, April 12||Cardinals||7||Reds||5||VEB Recap||RR Recap|
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