You guys, baseball is back!
If you're one of the brave and dedicated people who woke up early/stayed up late to watch the A's open up the season in Japan against the Mariners, I salute you.
Stephen Piscotty got the first hit of the 2019 season with a homer to center field, and Khris Davis did Davis-like things with a long ball of his own in the bottom of the third.
This homer was his third Opening Day home run in a row:
Khris Davis has now homered on Opening Day in each of the last 3 seasons.— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) March 20, 2019
In case you're curious: the record is 4 straight Opening Days with a HR.
He's just one home run from tying the record at four joining a pretty prestigious group: Gary Carter from 1977-80, Todd Hundley (1994 -97), and Yogi Berra (1955-58).
So, he could be the fourth guy to reach this feat.
And a note from Ryan Spaeder of The Ace of Spaeder who helped assist me with these findings:
"Frank Robinson hit home runs in eight different Opening Day games, but never three straight, like Khris Davis did today," Spaeder told NBC Sports Bay Area.
He's also hit a .247 batting average over the course of four straight seasons, and guess what he's estimated to hit in 2019?
Yep, .247. Crazy right?
[RELATED: Watch Davis' three-run homer in Japan]
Oh, and he's also a career .247 spring training hitter.
Of course he is.
If anything else, the man is consistent.