Game 1 lineup

It’s 10:40 a.m. at Coors Field, a perfect, sunny day in the greatest city on the face of the planet, and in a scene that surely would get Ernie Banks excited, we’re going to play two today. Actually, we’re going to play ONE today, and another one tonight. To heck with baseball tradition, the Rockies have the almighty dollar to pursue. Not that that makes them unique among the other 29 clubs (although when I was covering the Rockies in the late 1990s, they were the only team that routinely had these split DH’s to make up for rainouts, even if they are now commonplace around baseball). But hey, far be it from me to complain.

SS Furcal
CF Pierre
RF Kemp
2B Kent
1B Loney
C Martin
3B LaRoche
LF Ethier
RH Billingsley