It’s here. At 4:10 this afternoon, the Phillies and Reds will face-off at Great American Ballpark and the offseason will officially be over. It’s fitting in a way that these two teams will begin their season against each other. Last night, the two reigning pennant winners, the Mets and the Royals, opened the season against each other, so why not have the two reigning worst teams in the league kick things off as well?
Last year, the 63-99 Phillies narrowly beat out the 64-98 Reds for the right to call themselves the worst in the league and pick first in the 2016 amateur draft. This year, both teams figure to duke it out for bottom of the league once again. There is going to be a lot of bad baseball played this summer in Phillies and Reds uniforms, don’t miss your chance at the first glimpse of it all this afternoon.