I spent the weekend multi-tasking being incredibly productive, and watching a whole bunch of MLB opening day and weekend games. (Narrator: he was not really productive at all.)
Here’s what I learned:
The Blue Jays are a true contender.
The lineup is stacked from top to bottom, with only 1 or 2 question marks. The bottom 6-9 hitters really look good, including our bench and platoon players. The capacity crowd at Rogers Center (Centre?) was amazing to see/hear on TV, especially when you think of the “home” games the Jays played last year.
Too Early To Judge Pitching
The Jays starters hasn’t looked sharp, but no one’s pitching has looked sharp. The shortened spring training did not do any favors for ERA’s. I expect this to be the norm until around early or mid May.
MLB.TV IS SUPERIOR TO EVERY OTHER STREAMING SPORT OFFERING
The quality of streaming games on PC/Mac with the scoreboard overlays is unmatched in my opinion. Some of these features still need to come to Apple TV, but on a computer it’s still my favorite way to watch multiple games at once.
PS – MLB is still the worst with “local” blackouts. New broadcast rights need to deal with this reality.