Another Opening Day has come and gone, and the Orioles won. It’s been a good one.
I’m a little more dedicated to this sport than the average human. Today, though, I took a new leap – I did the most delinquent, naughty thing I’ve ever done in my life.
I watched the Orioles game in class.
I wasn’t going to miss Opening Day for the Orioles – that’s a very important game to watch, after all. Unfortunately, one of my graduate school classes starts at 3:30 every Tuesday and lets me out at 5:50. The Orioles started playing today at 3:00. I have MLB At Bat on my phone, so I sidled into class, plugged my phone into the wall to keep it charging, and started watching the game on mute.
Without further ado, I present my notes from my Introduction to Information Professions course. I hope Cooperstown needs a new archivist soon.
This was a wonderful day. For the first time, I had to suppress my reactions to a three-run homer (that was for you, Earl Weaver, I’m sure of it) in a public place where I shouldn’t have been watching a sporting event. I was living the dream. Best 1.13 GB of data I’ve ever used.
Your basic scoring summary is this:
- Matt Wieters 2-run homer in the 1st after an Adam Jones double
- Ben Zobrist solo shot in the 4th
- Rays string together some hits and tie things up in the 6th, then take the lead 3-2
- Orioles come roaring back in the 7th; Jones doubles in Roberts and Markakis, and after Wieters is walked Chris Davis hits the aforementioned three-run homer (in honor of Earl, let’s say)
- Matt Wieters actually doesn’t throw someone out at second; the error leads to a fourth run scoring for the Rays
Jason Hammel looked pretty good in his first start of the year, although he did run into trouble and allow the two runs that allowed the Rays to temporarily take the lead. Fortunately for him, the team was very offensively strong today and bailed him out. Jim Johnson was old reliable in the 9th, so no worries there. The rest of the bullpen also looked delightful, so they’re still a strength.
Actually, today the entire team looked really, really good. I’m excited.
I just can’t imagine my professor would be if she knew what I was actually taking notes on during her PowerPoint presentation.