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Open Thread - Game #1, Seattle at Oakland

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Brett Anderson takes on Felix Hernandez in the regular season opener. Break the streak.

Regardless of your actual age, this is probably how old you feel at this exact moment. Opening Night, baby.
Regardless of your actual age, this is probably how old you feel at this exact moment. Opening Night, baby.
Ezra Shaw

This is it, folks! The big day has arrived. Welcome to the first Game Thread of the 2013 regular season!

I usually write pretty extensive previews in these Game Threads. However, we've pretty much been talking about this day since November, so...if you still need a preview of what's going on here, then I'm not sure where you've been for the last several months. We've beaten the rosterbation to death, and we've talked extensively about the 25 guys who actually made it. We've made numerous predictions about every possible thing, from individual stat lines to the front page staff's World Series picks. Hopefully some of you are already partying with baseballgirl.

I've taught you everything I know. You're ready now - ready to enjoy some Oakland A's baseball. So sit back, relax, and watch the Green & Gold snap the Majors' longest current Opening Day losing streak. It happens tonight.

Lineups:

I'm leaving for an hour to run some errands before game time. When I get back, I expect this thread to be full so that I have to make an overflow thread before the first pitch.

Happy Opening Day, Athletics Nation. Go A's!

Poll

Who hits Oakland's first homer of 2013?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Coco Crisp
    (6 votes)
  • 6%
    John Jaso
    (8 votes)
  • 7%
    Josh Reddick
    (10 votes)
  • 50%
    Yoenis Cespedes
    (66 votes)
  • 6%
    Jed Lowrie
    (8 votes)
  • 5%
    Brandon Moss
    (7 votes)
  • 3%
    Josh Donaldson
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    Seth Smith
    (6 votes)
  • 5%
    Eric Sogard
    (7 votes)
  • 2%
    Derek Norris
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Chris Young
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Scott Sizemore
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Nate Freiman
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    Tommy Milone
    (4 votes)
132 votes total Vote Now