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And Away We Go
2003-02-27 08:42
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Writing for this site has really gotten me revved up for the Spring Training opener today. In recent years, my enthusiasm for the first exhibition game has dovetailed with the reality of its importance. Though its great to know that baseball is starting again, what happens in these exhibitions, especially the early ones, is almost meaningless.

This year, though, Im going to be overanalyzing everything. And loving it. Can't wait to see that first box score with 30 guys in each column!

The Dodger opener begins at 10:05 Pacific Time. Ill come back later with my postgame reactions.

In the meantime, heres the quote of the day, from Toronto shortstop Chris Woodward, courtesy of Sports Weekly. Chris must have taken math from Rickey Henderson:

We were 2Z months into the seasons with 200 at-bats, and I was hitting .190, Woodward said. I remember looking at the stats, thinking I can go 50-for-50 and only be hitting .240.

Just think, though if you went 1000-for-1000, youd be hitting 1.190, right, Chris?

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