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Angels Home Opener: O'Hoppe Grand Slam Hype Train

April 5, 2024

The baseball schedule during Opening Week has been chaotic, but it is starting to return back to normal. Tonight was the Angels home opener with the super convenient 6:38 PM start time. Well, almost. Even though the broadcast started on time, home opener festivities delayed the first pitch until 7:06 PM. It was nice seeing Jered Weaver back on the field to throw the opening pitch. The grass on the field still had the MLB Opening Week logo which makes the question I had on Saturday about when the opening week ends valid. Did it end Sunday when the new calendar week began or does it last a full seven days or longer? March Madness doesn’t even end in March anymore. Madness.

Tonight’s home opener against the Red Sox brought us some classic Angels baseball. The Angels gave up some runs early on, but everything changed in a crazy sixth inning where Logan O’Hoppe earned his first career grand slam to tie the game. This inning also gave us Anthony Rendon’s first hit of the season. Can you believe he made 21 plate appearances without a hit? The Angels took the lead but were unable to hold onto it.

There were fast food commercials shown tonight. Along with the usual Carl’s Jr. and Jack in the Box commercials, I watched a Wendy’s commercial promoting March Madness in April.

The Breakdown

Bally Sports West

Carl’s Jr.41
Jack in the Box51

Overall Total This Season

Carl’s Jr.235
El Pollo Loco100
Jack in the Box328

The Logs

Mastodon thread for the Angels home opener against the Red Sox.

Angels home opener hype train Woot Woot

Mid 1st:

Carl's Jr - $5 burgers

Mid 2nd:

A Jack in the Box commercial to bring us out of the misery of watching the Red Sox getting three home runs to bring in four runs.

Jack in the Box - Smashed Jack

Bottom 2nd:

Banner ad for Smashed Jacks

Mid 3rd:

Wendy's March Madness commercial.

Bottom 4th:

Carl's Cam Replay

Mid 5th:

Carl's Jr - Pilot commercial

Bottom 5th:

Smashed Jack in-game ad.

Top 6th: Pitching change

Advertisement for the Smashed Jack when the game returned from a commercial break.

Mid 6th:

Jack in the Box - Smashed Jack

End 7th:

Carl's Jr - $5 burgers

Mid 9th:

Wendy's Frosty commercial