Game 3: Angels at Mariners
To paraphrase Bill Bavasi at the most recent USSM feed, “free agent pitchers scare the hell out of me.”
Today’s thrill ride features the respective debuts of Jarrod Washburn and Jeff Weaver with their new clubs. Watch closely to be sure they don’t try to swap in Jered Weaver for his richer brother, since the resulting confluence of misspelled names could cause headaches for years to come. In me, anyway.
And in case you weren’t already frightened by Washburn’s contract, beware — he’s out for revenge on the Angels, who let him go without so much as a phone call.
Revenge of the Wash. This time, it’s personal.
Winning two out of three before the A’s come to town would be an inspiring, nerve-calming way to start the season. Game time is 3:35.