D-Backs, Dodgers starting season in Australia

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

The MLB-fashioned field at the Sydney Cricket Grounds experiences its first rain delay. (USATSI)
The MLB-fashioned field at the Sydney Cricket Grounds experiences its first rain delay. (USATSI)

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UPDATED: 5:04 a.m. ET: The Diamondbacks and Dodgers make history with the first MLB pitch ever thrown in Australia. Wade Miley retires Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig for the first out.

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UPDATED: 4:23 a.m. ET: The D-Backs and Dodgers were slated to open the season at 4 a.m. ET, but the game was delayed by rain. The game was expected to start after a short delay.

Previous post: The Diamondbacks and Dodgers were slated to open the 2014 season in a matter of hours when they play the first of two games in Sydney, Australia. Already, though, the D-backs are having some problems ...

As noted, the team bus got a flat, and the D-backs walked the remaining half-mile to the Sydney Cricket Ground. So that happened.

I must say, though, not changing your own flat strikes me as something less than gritty. On the other hand, walking = gritty.

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