Opening Night in MLB has come and gone. I was talking over the phone with my Dad as the Miami Marlins unveiled their new ballpark by hosting the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. Redbirds starter Kyle Lohse tossed six innings of no-hit ball. As the game entered the bottom of the seventh, I told Dad, “I wonder when the announcers will mention that Bob Feller threw a no-hitter on Opening Day in 1940.”
Moments later, right on cue. there was the graphic indicating Feller did indeed throw an Opening Day no-hitter on April 16, 1940 against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. A couple of moments, also on cue, Lohse surrendered a single to Jose Reyes. Rapid Robert still stands alone. Nevertheless, Lohse got the W as the Cards beat the Marlins 4-1.
Baseball is back. I couldn’t be happier.