The official start to the baseball season is not until Easter Sunday but that doesn't mean we haven't already gotten into the swing of things here are Stars and Slights.
Special thanks to long time friend and S&S regular Andy S. for the tip on the highly entertaining Harry Doyle soundboard provided below that helped kick off our pre-season excitement.
For those of you wondering who I am talking about, Harry Doyle was the name donned by longtime Milwaukee Brewers announcer Bob Uecker in the movie Major League. Doyle is an eccentric broadcaster for the atrocious Cleveland Indians in the midst of a resurrection from worst to first in the AL.
Not familiar with the movie? After you're done kicking yourself listen to the sound clips below.
Regular Season Opener
Justin and I are sure to be at odds this Sunday as my beloved Red Sox host his beloved Yankees in what is sure to be one of the more exciting regular season openers for the MLB.
Two of the game's ace pitchers, Boston's Josh Beckett and New York's CC Sabathia, will duel under the lights of Fenway Park.
You can catch the action on ESPN at 8pm EST.
New Home for the Twins
Though it might not be exciting for all baseball fans the Minnesota Twins have a brand new facility in the warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis.
Target Field will host its first regular season opening series against the Red Sox during the week after next. Yours truly will be there Thursday, April 15 to watch the Sox battle the Twins at 12:15p CST.
I will be sure to document the day and stadium accordingly but here is a link to all the information you will ever need to know about Target Field.