Here are 10 things we blindly gleaned from listening to Braves-Tigers on the radio, as the clubs launched the official start of exhibition play on Friday.
But first, a mini-rant:
In this age of lightning-speed Internet and absurdly advanced technologies, you'd think Major League Baseball would allow Web consumers to purchase the closed-circuit feed of every Grapefruit and Cactus league game for a nominal fee, of course.
Instead, as an MLB.TV subscriber, I'm entitled to only 212 games (or something like that) for February and March . . . which explains why I'm flying blind for this piece:
Tigers 2, Braves 1
1. The Braves' starting lineup featured Andrelton Simmons batting leadoff, with Jason Heyward in the No. 2 hole, followed by Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman, B.J. Upton and then Dan Uggla. This could easily be the order, 1 through 6, on Opening Day against the Phillies.
2. Speaking of which, I don't expect the Upton brothers (combined 0 for 4 Friday) to start any regular-seas...