Dear Uncle Bud,
Since you’ve spent the winter tweaking the game, can I suggest one more new rule? How about we make Spring Training games count?….No? Well, it was worth a try.
At the very least, could we make the season start tomorrow? Given the way the Jays are playing, they certainly look ready to go.
Their latest triumph was a 9-0 beat down of the Atlanta Braves. Henderson Anderson pitched five innings of one hit ball while Adam Lind provided a three-run shot.
They’re now 18-4 in the pre-season, tops in either the Cactus, Grapefruit and any other plant-themed league. Of course if they go 0-5 to open the season none of this will mean anything. Still, let’s enjoy it while it lasts.
Meanwhile, in Japan, the A’s and M’s are getting ready to open the season on Wednesday….at 6 a.m. Eastern time. Which means it’ll be 3 a.m. for M’s and A’s fans on a weeknight. In other words, a great number of them will be watching the game on Tevo, which is a shame. Nothing beats watching a live game.
And with all due respect to Oakland and Seattle, they’re not exactly the most exciting teams in the league. Obviously they were chosen based on their Japanese appeal. I don’t think I’ll be setting the alarm early on Wednesday morning to catch the first pitch.
And finally…..Bobby Jenks, what happened man?
You won me over in the 2005 World Series. Now you’re busted for drinking and driving and leaving the scene of an accident. I doubt we’ll ever see you back in the bigs again. Talk about disappointment.