Another day, another win

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.  

3 Comments

Jays are doing awesome this spring, but the Tigers aren’t bad either, with a record of 14-3. Looks like the Tigers have five ‘games in hand’ over the Jays, though, lol! Enjoy the spring!
–Mike

Congrats, your guys are absolutely raking it this spring. Not sure if I’ll tune in for the rebroadcast of the A’s/Mariners games. I wouldn’t usually watch that matchup if they were playing stateside, you know. As for tivo-ing the game, I agree, nothing beats a live game but we all do what we can. Seth and I are usually watching the game on delay at the very least, even when the Angels are playing in the Pacific time zone. Commutes make it hard to start the game on time and we both hate missing the first inning, so whoever gets home first pauses the game and then we watch it on a 10 min to a half hour delay.
– Kristen

Where ARE you? I expect name calling or something. I mean, we are playing you guys.

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