As the first day with more than
one game, I’m gonna consider Thursday our true Opening Day. I’m not
even going to get into how MLB has completely derailed the
excitement that is supposed to come with the beginning of the
baseball season. First the ridiculous regular season games in
Japan, where both teams returned to play more Spring Training
games. I understand trying to increase the popularity of MLB
worldwide, but frankly I’m pissed off that our national pastime
played its first games in a different country. They could have
easily accomplished the same goals with exhibition games. Then we
wait a week for a one-game series in Miami. Again, there was one
game played and MLB decided to buck tradition and take the opener
away from Cincy. So then we have seven games last night (Thursday)
and nine games today (Friday). So as of this writing there are
still teams that have not played almost a week and a half after
“Opening Day.” I have yet to talk to anyone who likes the way MLB
has handled the beginning to this season. Bud Selig, next time just
ask and I’ll tell you how stupid your ideas are.
I guess I did get into MLB and their ridiculous schedule. Now on
to the stuff that we’re all here for; there are games in the books
and Fantasy results to talk about.
First of all, I love good pitching, but have the offenses
returned from Arizona and Florida? The teams that played yesterday
averaged less than 2.5 runs per game, and they needed a three-run
jack by Toronto’s J.P. Arencibia in the 16th
inning to do that.
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