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It’s the first real Orioles lineup of the year!
May 21, 2019
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Davis is batting 7th and Mancini is the DH. Encouraging."There’s always something exciting for me in seeing the first Orioles lineup of the year http://www.philliesfanproshop......hek-jersey , even on a year like this where there is almost no chance that the O’s will be any good. It means baseball is back, and it means something to talk about.New manager Brandon Hyde had a lot of moving players around through spring training as he was trying to sort out who would be on his roster. With everything all set now, here’s how he’s lined up the O’s for his first regular season game at the helm:Cedric Mullins - CFDwight Smith Jr. - LFJonathan Villar - 2BTrey Mancini - DHRio Ruiz - 3BJoey Rickard - RFChris Davis - 1BJesus Sucre - CRichie Martin - SSAndrew Cashner is making the start due to Alex Cobb’s right groin soreness. Cashner last pitched on Sunday, with the O’s lifting him after two innings so he could come back on short rest for the start of this season.After a spring training where Chris Davis was generally batting high in the order, I was nervous that might happen in the regular season as well. At least to start the season, that’s not the case. He is down in seventh. It is yet another reminder that there are different people in charge now.The other thing that stands out to me is that the O’s have managed to end up with three real outfielders in the lineup after all. Mancini is free from his torment at the moment, slotted in at designated hitter. Whether this makes any difference at all as the homer-prone Cashner faces the homer-happy Yankees lineup is another story, but it’s still nice to see the team making the attempt to have a real defense out there.As for the rest of the lineup, what is there to say? There are a number of reasons why the best projected record anyone has come up with for the Orioles was 62-100 and you can see them in that lineup. There are a number of guys who are unproven, and more who have proven lately that they can’t hit. For none of them can you say, “Yes Chuck Klein Jersey , he’s definitely going to hit well this year.”Maybe the new front office and coaching staff will be able to get more out of players like Mancini and Rickard. Maybe Mike Elias and company found some diamonds in the rough with the likes of Ruiz, Smith, and Sucre. Or maybe... well, it’s Opening Day. We don’t need to get into the bad scenarios. Prepare for #HotTakes."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Twinkie Town Farm ReportSatire, Irreverence, & Other HumorGame RecapsThe new Twins uniforms are actually pretty niceNew,90commentsPrepare for #HotTakes. ESTShareTweetShareShareThe new Twins uniforms are actually pretty niceINFOGRAPHIC TIME Y’ALL Minnesota Twins/InstagramThe Twins unveiled new home alternate uniforms on Wednesday!As with any change that takes place in the baseball world, many different people will voice their opinions on them over the coming days. And of course, I wanted to join in on the fun. Here are three immediate thoughts that I have about the Twins new home alternates. 1. The Kasota Gold is fine.My most controversial opinion on the topic of Twins uniforms, so I’ll just to get it out of the way. “But Hayden!” you say, “gold doesn’t belong anywhere on a Twins uniform!” I think you would be right to say that in most cases. It’s been painfully obvious that the Twins have been trying to make Kasota Gold work for a couple years now Jimmy Foxx Jersey , and it just seems like they’re trying to sneak it in just to continue the trend. However, I think in this case, it compliments the color scheme quite well, especially since it’s a darker shade of blue and red. I’m likely the only person in all of Twins Territory with this opinion, but I stand by it. 2. It does a decent job of paying homage to the past, while still looking pretty modern.It’s very common for teams to include a nod to their history when coming out with a new uniform. Usually they say something like “honoring the past, looking toward the future” when they unveil the uniforms. The influence behind the new alternates is very clearly the famous powder blue uniforms that the Twins wore in the 70s and 80s.The script “Twins” stands out, and I think they do a nice job of paying homage to their past uniforms with that. In a similar vein, now moving on to my last point and only complaint....3. THEY SHOULD BE POWDER BLUEIf you’re gonna pay some respects to your history, why not go all out?Of course, I was not alive when the powder blues were being worn http://www.philliesfanproshop......hek-jersey , but I do know a great uniform when I see one. As I said in my previous point, the script “Twins” is a nice touch, but it just seems weird to have a dark shade of blue around it. I can’t remember if the Twins have ever worn the powder blue uniforms as a throwback in my lifetime, but in my opinion, they absolutely should. REVIEWOverall, I like these uniforms. They might not be perfect, but I appreciate some of the details that they included in them. I actually kind of like the Kasota Gold included in this one (don’t @ me) and I appreciate the historical reference that they included with the script lettering. The only problem is the dark blue. Replace them with powder blue. Otherwise, no major issues.GRADE: B-

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