Thursday, April 05, 2012

Today, it’s for real, Opening Day 2012


How many Opening Days has the MLB had this year? I’ve lost count. There was Japan last week, which no one saw except those in the Japan area. Last night, the Marlins opened their new stadium in Florida against the Cardinals. Today, it’s most of the other teams getting into the action, including the Pirates and Phillies in Pittsburgh.

The MLB certainly doesn’t have the flair that other sports have when kicking off a season. This year has been one for the books already with it’s lack of fanfare and just overall looseness with the way that it all went down. This is something that MLB should work on for next year.

All of that aside, we have meaningful baseball this afternoon in Pittsburgh as the Phillies try to rebound back from the early exit in the playoffs that happened to them last year.

In fact, the Phillies goal of course is to get to the World Series, which they haven’t done since they lost the World Series in 2009. It’s been a great run if you’re a fan of this team, they have some unfinished business though and hopefully they’ll accomplish more this season.

Youth and new players seem to have an impact on plans to the World Series though, and what this baseball season holds is anyone’s guess. We’ll just have to sit back and enjoy 162 games before we know any of those answers.

The game will be on WPHL 17 today, but Comcast has some great pre and postgame coverage lined up. Here is the schedule:

The regular season debut of the new broadcast team will be on Thursday, April 5 when the Phillies open their 2012 season against the Pirates.  Comcast SportsNet will have a robust lineup for Opening Day including Phillies Pre and Postgame Live.

Comcast SportsNet Opening Day Schedule for Thursday, April 5
12 p.m.                                                  SportsRise
12:30 p.m.                                            Phillies Focus
1 p.m.                                                     Phillies Pregame Live
1:30 p.m.                                               Phillies vs. Pirates on PHL 17
4:30 p.m.                                               Phillies Postgame Live
5 p.m.                                                     Daily News Live
6 p.m.                                                     SportsNite

Roy Halladay vs Erik Bedard today in Pittsburgh and the upcoming schedule for the Phillies.

Hits make runs, here's who lead the Phillies last year in hits:

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