“A lotta people say” declared the great Harry Doyle, “you can tell how the season’s gonna go by the first hitter of the year.” For the LA Angels it may take a little longer to figure out.
So, what can we say about the LA Angels’ Opening Day?
First batters, first pitches, first games; human beings instinctively take every first has an omen for what’s to come. We just can’t help it. The future is a turbulent, uncertain ocean, and so we look for safe harbor in the certainty of the present. Here are the five things we learned on Opening Day: