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Monday, April 03, 2006


I expect a lot more optimism at today's opener than there was at last year's, despite the sour weather. Just hope Lieber is on his game (Lieberthal was his catcher last opener as well, remember) and doesn't leave any balls up for Pujols. A good series against the Cards could send this team rolling: from mid-April to early May, they have a sequence of six consecutive series against Florida, Colorado, Pittsburgh, and Washington. That's opportunity, friends.

It is so good to be back in Philly!!!!!! and heading down to the park in an hour.

My strongest memory of the whole Utley/Palanco thing was the rather ridiculous defense of the platoon. "Well, it works" is what I continued to hear from the talk radio-heads. I'm sure if Ortiz and Manny platooned in Boston, they'd have had good numbers, too.

It wasn't until quite a while later that I heard anyone in the mainstream suggest what seemed obvious to bloggers all along: Sit Bell and play both Palanco and Utley.

I dont think the fans were booing PP per se. They were booing what appeared to be another bait and switch by mgmt.

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