The Dog Days of Spring

Yes the Dog Days of Spring have officially arrived. The MLB regular season has begun with games between the M’s and  A’s in Japan and the Mets are still slogging through games at Digital Domain Park.

This is the time of year bloggers go crazy analyizing the pros and cons of the last man in the pen and the 25th man on the bench. Guess what, folks? 

IT DOESN’T MATTER. There will be a taxi squad of guys shuttling back and forth between AA, AAA and the bigs all year long Of the 25 guys that head North someone generally suffers a minor injury in the first series of the season. So BMF tries not to get too caught up in who number 25 is.

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Meanwhile did u hear about Jose Canseco’s very bizarre tweet? 
“al gore was a head of his time .i miss him rest in peace buddy hug for u”
Of course Al Gore is alive and well which means I take this confirmation of my suspicions that Jose is indeed from the future.

9 Responses to “The Dog Days of Spring”

  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Nothing says “America’s Pastime” like opening the season in Japan!

    What the heck is wrong with MLB? They have their own channel and could not broadcast it live? Di d they think that most of us would fly out to Japan?

    Imagine beings an A’s or Mariners fan and playing two real games then going back to Spring Training games!….Talk about slogging!

    I think “Stinking up the joint” is a better description for the Mets! The Florida fans are sick of them as you can see by the less than half full stadiums!

    Maybe MLB could save us Met fans some pain of a crappy spring training and have the Mets open up the year on the North Pole!

  2. Helix Says:

    Mets? They’re playing baseball this season?

    I’m driving right past this train wreck and am focusing on the NY Rangers and the NY Knicks. If only the hockey and/or basketball seasons could last through August when we’ll be watching pre-season football again.

    Wake me when the Mets are relevant again…

  3. Matt Says:

    I’m a little baffled by these MLB games in Japan. It comes across as disrespectful to the Japanese Major League. Is MLB now openly trying to poach their best players? Are these games some sort of attempt to gain momentum to abolish the posting system, which would save MLB teams money when poaching the Japanese players?

    If anyone has any knowledge of the back story of these games, please post.

    Here’s an interesting thought, if two of the best teams in Japan played a game at Citi Field in August, would they outdraw the Mets?

  4. Bitter Met Fan Says:

    MLB has been doing season openers in Japan for years. Japan, much like Puerto Rico, has a large baseball following. Since it would cause a lot of scheduling problems with the travel, they hold the opener there instead of during the regular season. Going to Japan to play and coming home to play a couple of Spring Training games makes sense. You don’t want your players coming back and playing jet-lagged. It gives them an extra couple of days to “recover” from the long trip.

    You can call it “stinking up the joint” but I see it as it really is: REBUILDING. There are a lot of kids who are fighting to prove they deserve to play in the bigs. It’s also a year to evaluate the big contracts (Wright, Santana, Bay) and see if they should stay or be traded.

    The Mets will be relevant again, but you need to have patients. Alderson was here one year and was given little to work with. His hands were tied because of the Madoff debacle. The farm is getting better, the guys who are in the Bigs are developing into solid players. Hopefully Alderson can do what Cashen did in the 80’s, blend a mix of home grown kids, established players, and and good FAs. It’s going to take a little time. Again, Alderson has been here one year. Give him time, this team needs too much revamping from the Omar era to fix it all at once.

    And if two of the best teams in Japan played a game at Citi Field in August, they probably would sell a majority of the tixx due to the uniqueness of the event and the Japanese / Asain population in the area. Regardless of the Mets record.

  5. IrishMike Says:

    “but you need to have patients” - unfortunately the Mets usually have plenty of those.

  6. USMF Says:

    To me, MLB should open on a Wednesday in Cincinnati…but then again, I think that 90% of all games played in April should be in domes or in southern states and California.

  7. JoMama Says:

    Opening day Wed in Cincy? Am I missing something here? No one wants to travel to OH anytime of the year, let alone April. Go Blue.

  8. Roy Says:

    We are going to get so hammered this year..This will be another 1979 watching Lee Mazzilli Triple with no one on base and strike out with the bases loaded. The only difference will be who will take Lee’s place? Looking at this pitching staff you could call Craig Swan a Hall Of Famer..I know we are rebuilding but when is that other NY team ever rebuilding?

  9. USMF Says:

    Cincinnati has been (or at least was when I was young) the traditional (and official) home of opening day.

    Unfortunately, TV ratings have taken a priority over tradition.

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