Lineup for Cactus League home opener

I love lineup cards. It’s always interesting to watch how players react to them. The stars hardly give them a peek. They know they’ll be there, and if the team is decent and the manager is sure of himself, the best key players know exactly where they’ll be in the order.

Then you have the guys who believe they should always be there, and believe that one day they’ll never have to check it again. They stroll in, look intently. Am I in today? Am I at the bottom among the reserves?

Of course, the guy at the bottom of the roster hopes against hope that someone needs a rest and it’ll be his turn. Usually, it isn’t. Buit it beats being a stalwart in Triple A.

At any rate, it’s not that big a stress now. It’s only Spring Training. It’s the home opener, against the Brewers. Here is the card that is on the Rockies’ whiteboard this morning:

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