April 04, 2008
No, Opening Week isn't over just yet.
Yes, there is still a whole Friday slew of games and an entire Saturday slate before we get into the second week and wondering if those hot or cold starts are really, you know, fuhreal.
But for my purposes at the Stew, it's time to look back at the week that was. This will be a weekly end-of feature and should provide a little gathering and conversation place for over the weekend.
So without further delay.
The Top 10 Opening Week stories ...
9. Orioles set Camden Yards attendance low with 10,505 at Tuesday's game — And that was with the Tampa Bay Rays in town. (No, I wasn't trying to be sarcastic there, either.)
8. A-Rod outearns entire Marlins roster by $6 million — Because would it really be Opening Day without a story about the imbalanced baseball payroll structure?Kosuke Fukudome makes friends with the locals — Locals respond with poorly translated signs.
Already in the books ... (Today's scores)
White Sox 8, Tigers 5 — That's oh-4-the-season for Detroit.
Astros 4, Cubs 3 — No SBs for Berkman today.
Brewers 13, Giants 4 — Anything less than a weekend sweep will be a disappointment for the Brewers.
D'backs 6, Rockies 0 — Still in progress
Tonight's pitching matchups ... (All times EST)
Pirates (M. Morris) at Marlins (S. Olsen) 7:10
Phillies (K. Kendrick) at Reds (J. Fogg) 7:10
Mets (J. Maine) at Braves (T. Hudson) 7:35
Nationals (O. Perez) at Cardinals (B. Looper) 8:15
Dodgers (H. Kuroda) at Padres (J. Germano) 10:05
Mariners (J. Washburn) at Orioles (S. Trachsel) 7:05
Rays (A. Sonnanstine) at Yankees (I. Kennedy) 7:05
Red Sox (T. Wakefield) at Blue Jays (S. Marcum) 7:15
Royals (J. Bale) at Twins (S. Baker) 8:10
Rangers (K. Gabbard) at Angels (D. Moseley) 10:05
Indians (P. Byrd) at A's (J. Duchscherer) 10:05