Wow, that seemed relatively easy. Get good pitching, pick up a few timely hits, move runners along and make the play defensively. Not rocket science but harder than you think.
Lash had the duties in Minnesota. Here's his game story.
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Here's a notebook leading with Mike Sweeney being with a team on opening day for a 13th season when there was some doubt whether he would make it.
Lash also had a story talking with the nervous energy of opening day.
Our photo staff put together this photo gallery from yesterday's game
Here's the AP story from the game.
You can see a replay of Griffey's home run HERE.
From the Minnesota papers ...
Around the AL West ...
ESPN's Jim Caple had this Q&A with Jason Giambi