Videos: Johnny Bench complains about Opening Day

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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”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1FcoFqPRWY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrqacEZoOmA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfCxgdGzSww

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.)