For the first time in 5 years I am not attending the Pirates home opener. The Pirates came off a successful series in Detroit where they swept the Tigers.
They enter today tied for first place with the Brewers.
Jameson Taillon will take the mound at PNC Park to face off another interleague series, this time against the Twins.
It's going to be strange seeing former MVP, 5xAll-Star, 4xSilver Slugger, Gold Glove Winner, and all around good community leader Andrew McCutchen not patrolling the outfield at PNC Park this year.
But thanks to this 2018 Opening Day Diamond Relics I can always have a piece of PNC Park in my collection with Cutch on it.
The odds of pulling these is 1:7,722 packs. That means that on average if you gave every fan in attendance at Pirates games this year a pack of Opening Day to open, only 2-3 would be pulled. Yup, I suspect attendance will be that bad this year.