Thursday, April 7, 2016

Opening Day —2016

Today’s the day. The Bulls are back!

The team’s roster is here and there’s quite a few of players we’ve seen before. Most notable among the hitters are Mikie Mahtook, Richie Shaffer, Taylor Motter, Nick Franklin, and Luke Maile. Pitchers include Matt Andriese, Andrew Bellatti, Dylan Floro, Jhan Marinez, and Blake Snell. Several new guys up from AA. It’s a good looking team.

A few changes have been made at the park. Most visible is the new netting that stretches from first base to third base. I’m not sure I like it, since it will be in front of my seat. I also think folks should be paying attention to the game and not lallygagging. On the other hand, players seem to like it and I certainly have to respect their views.

And then there’s the food and other stuff as discussed in this TV spot this morning.

Today’s game starts at 6:05. That means we’re going to be on the Durham Freeway during rush hour. Grumble, grumble, grumble.

Weather forecast looks OK, especially for April.


  1. Stacked roster for us to start. Let's see if we can get off to a hot start before the transactions come.

    1. Agree. Looks very good. If only the Rays can stay healthy.