Monday, April 4, 2011

Good Start vs. Restart: MLB Opening Week

And that's a wrap. Just like that, the Opening Week to the MLB season is in the books. However, for some teams the first chapter was a disappointment despite having 159 games still to play. For others, like the Orioles who are 3-0 (yes, undefeated), the first series of the long baseball season could create some confidence amongst "sleeper" teams. Baltimore was in Tampa all week as they embarrassed the Rays 4-1, 3-1, and 5-1. On the other hand, the Red Sox painfully struggled through the first week as they were demolished by the Rangers 9-5, 12-5, and 5-1. Although it is only the first series, I doubt anyone expected to see the Birds on top while the Sox slipped fast. Some other surprises include the defending champs, the San Francisco Giants, standing at 1-3, the Reds off to a hot start at 3-0 after a dramatic come from behind win, and the Royals who won three out of four against the Angels. It is early, yes, but keep your eye on these teams as the opening weeks of the MLB season progress and lead us on a long journey to the hunt for October.

Oh...and the Mets are above .500! Play Ball!

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