One fine Opening Day

6 04 2010

Lots of great images from baseball’s Opening Day yesterday, fortunately for me I was able to witness a few of them with the MLB Extra Innings free preview on digital cable.

First off was watching President Obama throw the high-and-outside ceremonial first pitch, after taking a White Sox cap out of his Nationals jacket pocket and putting it on.

How about Mark Buehrle’s between-the-legs flip to first base to get an out in the White Sox win over Cleveland? And Nyjer Morgan yelling at the fans behind first base after beating out an infield hit for Washington vs. Philly. I liked Kansas City’s powder-blue uniforms, Minnesota’s new road uniforms that say “Minnesota” in cursive on the front, , Milton Bradley glaring at the booing A’s fans in the 8th inning after making a catch and Stephen Drew’s inside-the-park home run for the Diamondbacks. Kyle Blanks hit a blast to the deepest part of Chase Field in that game for San Diego, too.

But for me, the best part was seeing White Sox reliever Sergio Santos warming up in the pen at US Cellular Field, even though he didn’t get into the game. But its only a matter of time before he pitches.


AP Photo

Santos made the Sox 25-man roster and I’ll never forget being at Sox spring training and watching him wipe away tears while explaining to his family over a cell phone that he’d finally made it to the majors. A very feel-good story.

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