Werth and Ankiel were great to watch defensively. LaRoche showed why he is at 1B as well.
Desmond at leadoff is fine for now. He just needs to get into a groove. Perhaps if they had actually ditched Nyjer sooner and let Desmond get a Spring to work on hitting leadoff, he may have come into the season a little more used to it. But regardless, he's an overall inexperienced player batting in a bad weather game against a really good pitcher. He needs to be given a chance to see if it works out.
Pudge on the other hand isn't going to be effective playing everyday for a season, so the faster they get to Ramos as the primary guy, the better the lineup will be.
This was a disappointing game, but this team shows promise. And compared to past ODs, they didn't embarrass themselves. The stadium operations did. Once again, ill=prepared vendor stands. I heard some real interesting stories.
the scoreboard operator (working with what is actually a decent redesign of the scoreboard) couldn't get the stats right for several innings. The big screen announcement for Opening Day said April 2011 (even though it's March).
And the real kicker was the video they ran of the players reciting quotes from presidents: Lincoln, Ike, Nixon, McKinley. But some genius attributed a JFK quote to John F Kennedy, Jr. and got Espinosa to read it that way as well. How do they make a mistake like that? Hilarious.
You'd think they didn't have any time to prepare.