The countdown to Opening Day is down to mere days, and with each passing hour, the anticipation and excitement for the return of meaningful baseball only grows. That anticipation doesn’t just lie with fans, either. It affects players, pundits, managers and front office executives as well.
For those last two groups, that excitement and anticipation is mixed with pressure and anxiety. Final roster decisions need to be made, putting them in potentially uncomfortable positions, especially when it involves delivering bad news to players about their Opening Day status.
Does a dominant spring ensure a player’s spot in an Opening Day rotation? Is a former All-Star’s career over? Will there be fisticuffs in the first night game of the season?
We’ll hit on all of that and more in this week’s edition of Fact or Fiction.