This day might be Shakespeare's birthday (he was christened on the 26th, and it used to be the custom to wait three days just to make sure the infant survived long enough to bother.) It's definitely the day he died, 52 years later.
It's also St. George's Day, whom the English claim as their patron saint. And on this day in 1914, the first baseball game was played at Wrigley Field. It was a Federal League park back then, the home of the Chicago Whales.
What, I want to talk about the Tampa Bay Devil Fishies? And their horrible ball park, where many an evil fate has befallen the Blue Jays? Home to a team that casually waved good-bye to their two best starting pitchers this past off-season and still look down upon us from the lofty heights of second place?
Bah. Humbug. Matchups.
Fri 26 Apr - Matz (3-0, 1.47) vs Glasnow (2-0, 0.73)
Sat 27 Apr - Ray (0-1, 1.80) vs Honeywell (0-0, 2.70)
Sun 28 Apr - Ryu (1-2, 3.00) vs Patino (---, -.--)