How weird was that?
As weird as could be expected, probably. Reduce a sport intended to be played over 162 games down to a seven-day sample, and it’ll always play out like a living dream sequence where everything seems familiar but also plainly and uncomfortably wrong.
If you’ve followed baseball for any length of time, though, you can usually differentiate between early-season noise (Miguel Cabrera is 3 for 24 — oh noes!) and the more legitimate developments that catch you completely and utterly off guard.
Here are the 15 surprises that have me questioning if everything I know is wrong: