Best of the Week: 3/24/2019 – 3/30/2019

In case you don’t know what to do with that Bryce Harper jersey in the back of your closet!

Happy Opening Week!

~ baseballrebecca

Stat-urday, 3/30/2019

Image result for Opening DayOpening Day was exhausting – but well worth it! I simultaneously watched the O’s v. Yankees and Mets v. Nationals, then simultaneously watched the Diamondbacks at the Dodgers and the Giants at the Padres.

This is how my former Orioles fared on Opening Day:

  • Adam Jones, Diamondbacks: 2 for 4 (.500), homerun – check it out here
  • Christian Walker, Diamondbacks: 2 for 4 (.500), home run
  • Tim Beckham, Mariners: 2 for 5 (.583), 2 runs, 3 RBI, 2 home runs
  • Nick Markakis, Braves: 1 for 4 (.250), 1 RBI
  • Manny Machado, Padres: 0 for 3 (.000)
  • Jonathan Schoop, Twins: 0 for 2 (.000)
  • Zack Britton, Yankees: 1 IP, 0.00 ERA

And the ex-National: Bryce Harper, Phillies, 0 for 3 (.000), run, walk

I’ll be keeping an eye on these players all season long!

Happy Baseball Season!

~ baseballrebecca

Happy Opening Day!

0 - KeyoteOpening Day 2019 is finally here! It was a rough off-season, but we survived! But my Machado-Padres shirt arrived the other night, so I am ready to go!

Who are you rooting for this season, and what is your Opening Day schedule? In honor of this important and revered holiday, I’m taking the day off and watching the following games:


Happy Baseball Season!

~ baseballrebecca

One . . .

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Michael Taylor with the Harrisburg Senators.


One more day to prepare for the annual festivities surrounding Opening Day.

One more day to dust off our jerseys, shirseys, and t-shirts and get ready to rep our favorite players.

One more day to review the schedules and make our game-watching plans.

One more day to save money for all the baseball expenditures we will undoubtedly incur over the next few months.

One more day to dwell on the miserable outcome of last season (unless you’re a fan of that team that won the World Series) and remember how to hope once again.

One more day to forgive our (former) favorite team(s) for trading or failing to sign our favorite players.

One more day to study-up on our (new) favorite team(s) and get ready for the season.

One more day to shake off the off-season blues.

Happy One Day Until Opening Day!

~ baseballrebecca

Two . . .

DSCN3381Only two more days! So, who remembers J.J. Hardy, no. 2 for the Baltimore Orioles? Another player abandoned by the Orioles and never picked up by anyone else. Ok, so maybe he was already 35 when they declined his option year, but still. After playing for the O’s for seven years, he was an integral part of the team. According to one article, in 2017, “Manager Buck Showalter warned anyone within earshot that Hardy wouldn’t truly be appreciated until he was gone, but the club didn’t make any attempts to negotiate a second extension.”

So, where is Hardy now? As of last August, he was living on a ranch in Montana with his family. Not a bad retirement.

~ baseballrebecca

Three . . .

1024px-Cedric_MullinsJust three more days until Opening Day! One bright spot of this season should be Cedric Mullins, one of my favorite Bowie Baysox who was promoted last year and now wears no. 3 for the Baltimore Orioles. Although I’ve vowed to be a San Diego Padres fan this year, since that’s where Manny Machado ended up, I’ll still be a Baysox fan and will occasionally pay attention to the Orioles so I can keep up with what Cedric is doing.

~ baseballrebecca