OK, first thing’s first. Turn On Your TV! Your radio! Your webcast! The game is on!!! It’s a 12:10 p.m. start today – the one and only of the year at Turner Field, and no I’m not sure why, but I think it’s something they’re just experimenting with.
Actually, given the chill in the air the last two nights, an early start today is probably a good thing. The sun is shining. Looks to be a lovely day.
And speaking of the sun – hey, nice segue – apparently Derek Lowe had a bit of an issue with the setting sun shining in through the gap in the third base concourse last night. I hear Bobby Cox mentioned something in the post-game about it last night.
If you’ve ever sat along the right field line, you know about this. For the first few innings of the game it’s tough to see. You better have not only sunglasses, but a visor and maybe a newspaper to hold up over your eyes (hey, there are still uses for the printed word!)