It’s easy to (1) put too much stock in Opening Day results, as you’ve waited for months and months to see “real” baseball, and (2) put too much stock in a blowout, in either direction.

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez wants you to chill out.

”I don’t think it’s disappointing at all,” Ramirez said of the Opening Day blowout loss. ”They’ve got to understand this is a long season. This is just a game. It don’t matter if you lose 15-1 or 2-1; it’s still a loss.

”Opening Day don’t mean anything. You want to win ballgames early in the season. The more games you win now, the less you have to win later. But it’s just a game.”

Boom. Ramirez’d.

  • Lance

    yeah, yeah, yeah

  • Lance

    By the way, Ace–I love your site.

    • Ace

      Thanks Lance. It loves you, too.

  • KB

    Didn’t we start the season by scoring double-digit runs off Javier Vasquez a few years ago, and whipping the hell out of the D-Backs? Too bad it wasn’t a one-game season, because we weren’t that hot for the other 161.

    It’s just one game. Yeah, I know it has special significance, and of course you want to fly out of the gate with strength, but we’ve got 6 months of daily baseball to right the ship.