Hall of Famer Johnny Bench did a few videos for Kingsford Charcoal in which the catcher complains about what Major League Baseball’s Opening Day has become. The videos are titled “Sadness”, “Anger”, and “Disgust”.
Bench complains that some teams open the season at night, rather than during the afternoon. Or some teams open a day later than other teams. In his perfect world, all 30 teams open the season on the same afternoon.
The videos direct users to a Kingsford-sponsored petition called “Take Back Opening Day”.
Bench has had his complaining cap on a lot lately. Last month, he lamented the lack of “chin music” in baseball.
(Tip of the cap to Ted Berg of USA TODAY on finding these videos.)