The Book of Mike

"This is no junior college. This is the notorious University of Miami.” -- Marlins starter Dontrelle Willis, after getting knocked around for six runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Canes.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Open Thread: Game 2

The Marlins will take the field for game number two of the 2005 season later today.

Tonight will mark Al Leiter's return to the Marlins. As you probably remember, Leiter's last start (in a game that counted anyway) was in the Fall of 1997 - game 7 of the World Series. Games don't get much bigger than that. Hopefully tonight's outcome will be the same as in Leiter's last Marlins start.

Leiter will be opposed by another former Marlin, well at least technically he was a Marlin for a short time (he's still on the payroll). Mike Hampton takes the hill for the Braves in what gives us a matchup of lefties and former teammates from the Mets 2000 National League Championship team.

If you're in attendance at tonight's game, try to ask Hampton how his kids are doing in Colorado's excellent public school system. As you may remember, Hampton eschewed New York as a free agent to sign with the Colorado Rockies, largely because of the educational opportunities available for his kids - at least that's what he said at the time.


  • At 6:21 PM, April 06, 2005, Blogger Mike said…

    Here in Miami the ESPN2 broadcast is blacked out... but for those of you out-of-towners, is Boog Sciambi doing the game for them?

    It's only game 2, but I miss Boog already. Luckily he's on day-time talk radio here.


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