Hello to my (tens of?) readers. I’ve been trying to get NLEC to catch on for almost 3 years now. I’ve had some good runs and some good writers, but overall, no real success. The domain is registered for a little while more, but I get no bites no new writers and as one person simply don’t have the time to post a ton of stuff. I’ll make one final plea for writers, but I’m not sure what will come of this site.
The Nationals and Mets end their 3-game set at Citi Field today, with a great pitching matchup. Strasburg goes up against Santana in a battle of aces at 1:10PM
The Phillies continue their series with the Marlins visiting (minus Ozzie Guillen) at 7:05PM EST
The Braves game will be added later today.
Once again, I’ll make a plea, and maybe with the season beginning things will change.
I’m still looking for some writers to write about just about anything NL East related. If you’d like to write specifically about a team, we have Centerfield Gate for the Nats and Phillies Phandom for the Phillies. If you are Braves or Marlins fan, we can create a whole new blog!
I’d like to give this another go and please shoot me a line with contact below if interested. Thanks!
Only two game containing NL East teams tonight given the Marlins/Phillies day off:
First the Nationals look to rebound from a walk off loss to the Mets at Citi Field (7:05PM EST)
EDIT: Wright as been scratched, see changes below
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Again, the Braves go for win number 1 against the Astros in Houston at 8:05PM EST
Astros are slow to post their lineup….
In the wake of Ozzie Guillen receiving a 5 game suspension, do you think his job is now safe? Let us know in the poll below, the comment section and on twitter @nleastchatter
According to Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chipper Jones will be activated from the DL and play today. The Braves hope this will be a kick to their disappointing start.
We’ll try to post the lineups this year… again, we are short staffed, so I can’t give guarantees.
First off, the Marlins and Phillies both off to slow starts, look to get on pace against eachother. They begin at 1:05 in Philadelphia(or whenever Phillies home opener festivities complete)
Updated Marlins lineup 12:26PM
At 7:05PM , the Mets look to continue a surprising start when the Nationals visit Citi Field for the first time in 2012.
Finally, at 8:05PM, Atlanta will be in Houston going for their first win of the young season.
In addition to a sluggish 1-3 start for the vaunted Miami Marlins, now there is some controversy over comments made by controversial manager, Ozzie Guillen.
The Sun Sentinal is reporting that a Cuban-American group is already calling for a boycott of the Marlins until Ozzie Guillen steps down or is fired.
The bissue is a comment Guillen made:
The group, described as a hard-line, anti Fidel Castro group, is outraged over comments made by Guillen in the upcoming issue of Time Magazine, in which the manager is quoted as saying: “I love Fidel Castro.”
Guillen has already apologized, but that won’t stop the controversy.
On a lighter note, some Marlins found a clothing store in Miami and had some interesting clothing to wear from Cincinnati to Philadelphia. See that here.
Today is opening day for most of the NL East teams, except the Marlins who lost their stadium opener to the Cardinals last night.
On tap today we have the following season openers. The Mets are the only NL East team with a home opener:
Braves @ Mets 1:10PM EST
Phillies @ Pirates 1:35PM EST
Nats @ Cubs 2:20PM EST
At 4:00PM EST the Marlins will play game 2 of their season against the Reds.
We here at NLEC will try to get back to normal posting, but we are still very thin in the help area. As always, contact us with any requests to be a new writer for us or any of our other blogs.