Well if you just create one before him then there's not problem He only makes threads when no one else steps up. So if you don't want a negative thread, then make one yourself!
I was thinking about doing that just today, but he had it up 4 hours before first pitch (OldChelsea started Saturday's thread roughly one hour before the game). But yes, folks should stake their claims early using this very GDT thread. If we can get to the point where people are calling them a day or two ahead of time, that should help.