These are just a handful odd things that have come to pass in the first few days of the 2007 MLB season:
- At a time of the year when many teams have a player who is sporting a ridiculous Batting Average (the Angels' Vladimir Guerrero with .714, San Diego's John Bard with .800), the Houston Astros best hitter is universally panned shortstop Adam Everett, who is hitting .286. That's not a good thing for Astros fans.
- The Seattle Mariners have won their first two games, against Oakland no less. That's already as many wins against the A's as the Mariners were able to fashion against them in all of the 2006 season.
- The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals have opened the season 0-2, courtesy of the NY Mets, my predicted NL Champs for 2007.
- The great and terrible Albert Pujols has no home runs or RBI yet.
- The historically underperforming Gil Meche, Kansas City's expensive offseason acquisition, pitched a brilliant game against the high-powered Boston lineup. In his 7-1/3 innings on Monday, Meche held the Red Sox to a single run while striking out 6.
Please feel free to chime in below with your own tales of opening week weirdness.