Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter,
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here . . .
Braves 4, Phillies 1: Last year the Braves traveled to a division rival’s home park for the Sunday night opener and it didn’t go so well. Last night there were no complaints at all. Well, except for Phillies fans. And Brett Myers fantasy owners. And the People for the Ethical Treatment of Joe Morgan listeners. Look, I’m not Ken Tremendous and I appreciate that there are seriously diminishing returns when it comes to bashing announcers, but when Morgan responded to Jordan Schafer’s fourth inning single — which followed a home run in his first ever at bat in the 2nd — with “THAT’s what Bobby Cox wants Schafer to be doing,” one can’t help but be drawn back into the hate fest. I’ll take a few deep breaths, however, and I’m sure It’ll be over it soon.
In the meantime, how about Derek Lowe? I can’t remember the last time the Braves had a healthy, responsible adult starting a game for them. Sinkers just suck the life out of the opposition, don’t they? They also help a game zip by in 2:22, which is how I likes it. At least when my team wins.
Bring on the full slate today. I’m ready.