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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