Spring Training: Gameday Thread, #3, vs. Royals

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FRRRRRRRRRRRENCHIE!

Surprise!

No, really: that's where the Diamondbacks are playing this afternoon's game, against the Kansas City Jeffs. Or the Kansas City Francoeurs. Or the Kansas City Frenchies. If he's not in the opposing line-up, I'm going to be peeved. Not sure if there'll be much of a turnout for this one, since it's not on the radio and isn't being screened on the MLB Network. So you're either making the drive to Surprise - and I have to say, I'm giving that serious consideration - or you'll be enduring the hell which is the unofficial remake of a Samuel Becket play, as directed by Ed Wood, Waiting For Gameday. Expected entire innings to be missed, then three to show up at once.

So, feel free also to use this as an open thread to discuss anything you want. Here's the D-backs line-up for this afternoon's contest.

  1. Adam Eaton, CF
  2. Willie Bloomquist, LF
  3. Gerardo Parra, RF
  4. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  5. Matt Davidson, 3B
  6. Mark Teahen, DH
  7. Rod Barajas, C
  8. Cliff Pennington, SS
  9. John McDonald, 2B
    + pitchers Randall Delgado, Chase Anderson, Eric Smith, Eury de la Rosa, Joe Paterson

The original line-up had Miguel Montero catching, but he has been replaced with Barajas. Hopefully, it's nothing serious - the official word is:

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