Jesus Guzman (1)   Astros | 1st | C.C. Sabathia | 1 | 1 | 2-0, Astros April 1, 2014 by MLB Home Runs of the Day

In his first at-bat in an Astros uniform, Guzman took advantage of CC Sabathia’s recent history of poor Opening Day stats and hit a long ball into left-center field in what he claimed to be “the best feeling [he’s] ever had in [his] career (so far)”.

Shades of the Padres' new acquisition Seth Smith, who hit a home run in similar fashion two days before him.

SIDE NOTE: Guzman was picked up by Houston through a trade with the Padres for Ryan Jackson in the 2013 offseason.

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Yasiel Puig (1)   Dodgers | 1st | Ian Kennedy | 1 | 0 | 0-0 April 1, 2014 by MLB Home Runs of the Day

This monstrous jonrón looked like it was smashed to the third deck of the Western Metal Supply building of Petco Park. It was measured at 392 feet… which is the minimum distance that most of his homers have traveled so far in his young career.

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Alejandro De Aza (1)   White Sox | 2nd | Ricky Nolasco | 1 | 2 | 2-2
Alejandro De Aza (2)   White Sox | 6th | Ricky Nolasco | 0 | 1 | 4-2, White Sox
March 31, 2014 by MLB Home Runs of the Day

The first multi-homer game of the season:

De Aza has never had a multi-home-run game in his Major League career… until today.

FUN FACT: De Aza’s pair of homers signify him as the first White Sox player to go deep on Opening Day since Jim Thome did it against the Indians on March 31, 2008.

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Marlon Byrd (1)   Phillies | 6th | Pedro Figueroa | 0 | 2 | 9-8, Phillies March 31, 2014 by MLB Home Runs of the Day

According to the 97.3 ESPN Instagram account, Marlon Byrd’s solo jack to left field marked the first time since August 6, 2004 where both he and Jimmy Rollins went deep in the same game for the Phils.

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Jimmy Rollins (1)   Phillies | 2nd | Tanner Scheppers | 3 | 2 | 2-0, Phillies March 31, 2014 by MLB Home Runs of the Day

200!

Jimmy Rollins did not have a great Spring Training this year: .173 batting average in 19 games and 52 at-bats. However, he played a major role in this slugfest early in the ballgame, hitting a grand slam to break open the lead for Philly for the 200th home run of his career.

FUN FACT: Rollins appeared in his 14th straight opening day start today, which means that he is in sole possession of the National League record for the most consecutive starts at shortstop; the record for the most in the MLB is by none other than consecutive-game record holder Cal Ripken Jr. (1983-1996).

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Seth Smith (1)   Padres | 8th | Brian Wilson | 0 | 0 | 1-0, Dodgers March 30, 2014 by MLB Home Runs of the Day

The Dodgers were a mere 6 outs away from a perfect 3-0 record. Seth Smith had other plans, though, as he smashed a solo home run into the right field stands off the bench to tie the ballgame to start an 8th-inning rally.

Not bad for someone’s first at-bat with a new team, eh…?

(Smith was acquired by the Padres via trade from the Athletics for relief pitcher Luke Gregerson.)


FUN FACT: Smith is only second Padre to hit a pinch-hit home run in the team’s opener; Rickey Henderson was the first to do it, on April 1, 1997.

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Can you see the pride in the panther
As he glows in splendor and grace?
Topling obstacles placed
In the way of the progression of his race?
Can you see the pride in the panther
As she nurtures her young, all alone?
The seed must grow regardless
Of the fact that it's planted in stone
Can't you see the pride of the panthers
As they unify, as one?
The flower blooms with brilliance and
Outshines all the rays of the sun
Can U C the Pride in the Panther (Female Version) by 2Pac (Ft. Roy Ayers & Yasiin Bey)

These are the words from 2Pac’s book of poetry.

Peep the original source of the Poem on Poetry Genius

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[2Pac]
Now I've got to ask, on a nigga's ass, tell me will they blast me?
I think of an alias in case these crooked bitches ask me
Now, it's gettin crazy after dark, these NARC's
Be like tryin to shut me down but I'm too smart
Now picture me scared of the penitentiary
I've been movin these things since the days of elementary
Now tell me what you need when you see me
I'm stackin G's, buyin all the things on TV, believe me
I got some killers on my payroll, and they know
When it's time to handle business, nigga lay low
Although I'm young, I'm still comin up
I'm gettin paid, pullin razors on niggas when they runnin up
The first to pull a strap when there's drama - busta you ain't heard?
I've been slicin motherfuckers since I lost my mama
There ain't a cop that can stop me
My posse is cock D, and they don't quit until they drop me
I'm loyal to the game
Loyal to the Game (DJ Quik Remix) by 2Pac (Ft. Big Syke & DJ Quik)

Check out the original for annotations here!

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I just hope they have his old hairline and your old nose. The One With the Sonogram at the End by Friends (Ft. David Crane & Marta Kauffman)

Wow, Rachel. You’re one to talk.

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I got gold all on my watch Lonely by Speaker Knockerz

Shoutout to Trinidad James, who popularized the theme of “All Gold Everything” in late 2012:

Gold all on my watch
Don’t believe me, just watch

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