"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

1 of 162

Twins 3
Los Angeles Angels of Whose Brilliant Idea Was This Name Anyway in Anaheim 2

Ah, dear readers, last night's game deserves better than the little scrap of lunch break TBL has to give it, but such is life in the cubicle. And yea, the cubicle is necessary for the earning of the salary with which the tickets are purchased.

But it was indeed a very good game.

The Bubble was packed, the blizzard-proof roof was welcome, Baby Jesus got his first RBI before the team got its first out, Livan Hernandez was a pleasant surprise, none of the new Twins players lost a ball in the roof/lights (wait for it), Carlos Gomez broke the sound barrier twice, newly vegan Pat Neshek struck out the side, and Joltin' Joe Nathanated the Angels for the save and the win.

The sky did not fall without Johan Santana. The defense did not crumble without Torii Hunter. Though they will both no doubt be sorely missed as the euphoria of Opening Day gives way to the long grind of the season, this game was a lovely way to start.

Did you know...?

The Twins are the only team to open the season without any players on the disabled list.

Last but not least...

Purely on account of his jumbotron photo, TBL has dubbed new shortstop Adam Everett "Jughead".

2 rejoinders:

Jim H. sounded off...

Even on an old TV with poor reception, that game was fun to watch. We'll be there tonight (maybe not in time to see Toriii get his glod glove).

Gomez needs a nickname.

Go Go. Giddyup. G-Whiz. ??

Jim H. sounded off...

Sorry for the fat fingers. That should be "Torii" and "gold."