Friday, March 19, 2010

It's That Time Of Year Again

The beginning of Spring Training is exciting.  The team is coming together and it's the first time you get to see new players in action.  The workouts can be amusing and it's just the great feeling of baseball being back.

The first Spring Training game brings more excitement.  Even though the game doesn't mean anything it's actually nine innings of six outs and inning.  It's not just drills anymore, it's actually watching the game.

But then there are too many Spring Training games.  It's when the minor leaguers have been reassigned and you can't look for Mike Nickeas, or Josh Thole, or whoever you like seeing.  There are only a few extra players left in major league camp, otherwise you're watching the Opening Day roster.

But it's still Spring Training.  There are still assigned pitchers for each game.  The starters still don't finish every game.  And all of a sudden it becomes strikingly clear that these games don't count.  Even the players are ready for real games.

That time has come.  Opening Day is two weeks from Monday.  Baseball season will start again.  Everybody will have the same record, even the Mets.  Just because the Mets like to make themselves look like the laughing-stock of baseball doesn't mean they start five games back.

Ya Gotta Believe!
Let's Go Mets!

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