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Is this the most *back* baseball has ever been? I was tempted to say so, but the return from both World Wars surely out rank it. Does the 1998 post steroids home run chase eclipse it too?

Taking the day and my glove over to a buddies house. Baseball, BBQ, and beers. What a great day in the life.

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Why isn't Brady Singer you AL Cy young???

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Xander Bogearts MVP is wild

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Can You Preview The Cactus League Playoffs

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Seeing the White Sox taking a small set back huh. I’m leaning a little bit the other way. La Russia was just such a turd there that I actually can see Grifol having a positive impact. They have the top level pitching….IF…they can actually be healthy which is the big question for them. They scare me a little bit….but third is probably right on.

Here’s my opening day rant for the day. Lol. The rule changes…….I’m glad everyone likes them, but even if they didn’t. It irritates me a little that it took so long to get them. Now everyone likes them when they fought them for so long. I understand people don’t like change….but can we auto balls and strike calls…or at least a challenge system on balls and strikes already. Hopefully these changes lead to more and baseball isn’t so resistant to making the game better and more watchable. Maybe people enjoy watching players get thrown out…or argue with umpires…but auto balls and strikes would take care of any and all of that. You would literally HAVE TO TRY to get thrown out after that with auto calls and challenges in place. Next year right????

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Mar 30Liked by David Lesky

Just signed up for your substack, can't wait for baseball to start. Looking forward to reading your insights on the Royals and baseball in general this season.

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Happy Opening Day! Great stuff as always.

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David, the royals traded Lovelady for cash? Only cash? Surely he could have gotten more or am I overstating his value? I’m bummed not because they made a move…but because I thought he still had options left and they could have gotten more than cash for him. Maybe his beef was with more than just Eldred. If JBJ is in the starting opening day lineup……Picollo has to go. Lol.

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oh well, I'm taking my son to a dental appointment this afternoon, but I warned him that coming home I'd have the radio on all the way. I asked him if he'd want to go to Opening Day and we'd reschedule the dentist...but...he's autistic and insisted on the dentist.

I'm excited for the start of the season. More excited than last year which could have been better if it had not been tainted with the owner's lockout.

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Mar 30Liked by David Lesky

Well, I think that lineup is exactly how I would have set it. Maybe flip MJ and Vinnie..but I really like it. Let's play already!

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Mar 30Liked by David Lesky

There was going to be a decent player moved off the 40, so the Lovelady thing shouldn't have been as shocking to me as it was. I had thought maybe Castillo or Heasley, but like you said, middle releiver..with a velo drop. Cant afford to trade starting depth. I'd prefer a lottery ticket in return, but I get it.

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I just asked a buddy if the Royals are out of the playoffs yet....

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Royals batters with 11 K's on opening day. Ouch. That stings a little....

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