A record flop 147 years in the making
May 11, 2018 7:36 AM
by Mark Mayer
VIP MLB Baseball's Dirty Dozen | The worst MLB teams against the spread coupled with bonehead decisions.
You say Dylan, I say Bob.
You say Bundy, I say Al.
You say Dylan Bundy and we say worst first inning performance in major league history. We’re talking the first baseball game ever played -- May 4, 1871 in a National Association contest between the Cleveland Forest Cities and Ft. Wayne Kekiongas.
Our cracked Dirty Dozen panel did the research. Contrary to popular belief we weren’t around in 1871. And it’s highly unlikely we will be operating in 2071 so we’ll have to settle for Dylan Bundy three days removed from this Tuesday night epic appearance in Baltimore.
We relinquish a few paragraphs to a couple of ESPN writers who cover the Orioles to capture the proper mood.