Twitterverse is shocked to see former O’s star Erik Bedard save the first MLB game of 2013 for Houston

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro (15) talks to starting pitcher Erik Bedard (45) after the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro (15) talks to starting pitcher Erik Bedard (45) after the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

Amidst all of the madness going on in the 2013 NCAA Tourney, the opening game of the Major League Baseball season felt like it slipped under the radar.

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Well, for those who were excited about the Rangers-Astros Sunday night season opener were treated to a surprise themselves.

None other than Erik Bedard closed out the Houston victory to open the 2013 season. Who is Erik Bedard, you ask?

He used to be a fairly studly pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, then bounced around before apparently landing in Houston, which is paying its entire team less than Alex Rodriguez will be making in 2013.

Obviously, folks in the Twittersphere were as shocked as we were.