Game 117 // First Inning, Toronto // Giancarlo Day

 TOP OF THE FIRST: YANKEES 2 (0) – BLUE JAYS 0

 

Baseball Eve, you’re on the phone with a friend talking about the season beginning.

“Well, I used to watch a lot of the Yankees,” they say. “Who do they even have now?”

“Well,” you say. “They kind of just got the best hitter in baseball.”

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Game 1 // Sixth Inning, Kansas City // “And they just keep moving the line!”

TOP OF THE SIXTH: 2-0 Royals

We start tonight in Kansas City at the Gold Chain Olympics, where Edinson Volquez goes for the strikeout and Yoenis Cespedes goes for base hit, both locked in the (clearly) more important contest of rocking the largest, weightiest, gaudiest, goldest chain on the baseball diamond. (Both end up falling a distant second place to Michael Johnson’s gold piece in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the king of the Gold Chain Athletic Pantheon)

This moment is key, as we’re in that middle-innings part of the game where Continue reading “Game 1 // Sixth Inning, Kansas City // “And they just keep moving the line!””