So after 1st day, NYM, ATL, CIN, STL, COL, LAD, SF, BAL, BOS, TOR, DET, KC, HOU, OAK, SEA are all on pace for 162 wins.
— The Sports JAMB (@thesportsjamb) April 7, 2015
Hanley is on pace for 810 RBI and 324 HR — A$AP Pirk (@The_real_lane_p) April 7, 2015
Well brett gardner is on pace for 162 home runs this year! And Masters starts Thursday.. Just too much going on
— Michael Tears (@nattykiller21) April 7, 2015
Don’t worry angel fans. Trouts on pace for only 486 strike outs.
— Spis (@SPIS36) April 7, 2015
Opening Day. A day of eternal hope. Warm weather and girls in sun dresses are right around the corner. To quote the great Lego Movie, “Everything is awesome”.
And then it happens. The first batch of “on pace” tweets comes in. And then a few minutes later, a couple of coworkers hit you with their own “on pace” jokes. And then finally, your local announcer, the man that will take this 162 game journey with you hand-in-hand, throws his own “on pace” joke out there. And at least he is ensured that the color commentator will laugh at his “joke”. But all this tomfoolery is just another example of why people cannot have nice things like Opening Day.
So if you hear a friend, family member, coworker, or even total stranger using one of these “on pace” stats after one game, please tell him/her that it is not cool or funny. And that no one likes them. And they will die alone and nobody will go to their funeral if they continue to make jokes like this. Together we can save the world from these tyrants.