This definitely ranks up there as one of the odder Opening Days, what with our friday nite road game a full 30 hours after the season’s first pitch. But BMF is going to enjoy sitting down to watch the game (after dinner with family) from beginning to end and soak in every pitch.
I’m super amped to see what the lineup can do - even this wacky batting order Collins has cooked up due to Harris’ past success vs Johnson:
Game 2 should see Pagan back in the 2 hole and Duda in left but I’m not opposed to Collins shaking things up as he sees fit.
Overall I like our skipper’s energy and I’m looking forward to going to battle with him. I get the vibe Collins really wants to win and will use his frenetic energy to push his team to the limit.
It may not have worked in past clubhouses but Collins’ professional maturation and a different set of personalities may be the final ingredients for success.
Regardless I’m hoping a little regular season baseball will take my mind off the wretched Wilpons.
Let’s Go Big Pelf!!!
Figueroa back in Brooklyn
BMF was in Coney Island thursday afternoon to film the opening ceremonies at Lincoln High for the PSAL baseball season.
Ex-Met, and current Astro’s 5th starter, Nelson Figueroa returned to his Alma mater for a reunion of Lincoln’s last City Championship team and threw out the first pitch.
I got the chance to interview and hang with Figgy who is a great guy. Just a regular dude from the neighborhood who just happens to be a major league pitcher.