And so it begins...and then ends...and then will begin again in a week. Ah! You have got to love this playing overseas as a false season starter for a tease. Someday, Opening Day will actually mean opening day and it will be one day and all teams will be playing...a day game! And it will be a national holiday.
For those of you new to this space, during the regular season and then the post season, I pick the winners of each game played. No, this is not an odds feature or a gambling feature. This is one guy trying to see how he will do picking games over the course of a season. This will be the fifth season...or is it sixth? Who knows, I lose track.
What I do know is that I have not missed a day or a game in three and a half years. Call me the Cal Ripken of game picking. Or maybe the Rip Van Winkle. I have been doing this site so long I am like a graybeard or something.
Anyway, enough chatter. There are two games to pick. Both involve the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks who open a crazy two-game set in Australia and with the time difference, they occur in the same day here on the East Coast. One starts at four o'clock in the morning and the next at ten o'clock in the evening.
- The Dodgers over the Diamondbacks: Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball tasked with being the prize of the USA in a foreign land. That won't get screwed up. Wade Miley is not exactly in that same class. Miley has had a very good spring though.
- The Dodgers over the Diamondbacks: If my picks turn out correctly, that's a heck of a long plane ride back for the D-backs. That said, wouldn't you take Hyun-jin Ryu over Trevor Cahill? Unlike Miley, Cahill has not had a good spring at all, though his K/BB looks great.
The first two picks of the season! It's too bad it will take a week to report how well I did.