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Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring training: make it stop!

Last night I tuned in to an exhibition game between the Yankees and their rivals, the Boston Red Sox.  It was played in the Red Sox facility, which has a really good replica of that ridiculous left field wall in Fenway Park.  I hardly watched.

It's so boring!  Derek Jeter didn't play.  Jacoby Ellsbury didn't play.  Alex Rodriguez didn't play.  Oh, wait.  A-Rod has been sent to his room for a season.  Maybe his guardian will let him out early.

Taken May 8, 2009
by Keith Allison via wiki commons.
I did see Francisco Cervelli hit his fourth home run in these exhibition games.  Wasn't he one of those 12 players who were suspended 50 games in August 2013 rather than the 211 games A-Rod was suspended?  I never quite understood that.  Am I the only one who thinks that Cervelli is juiced in 2014?  And this season Cervelli is only trying to become the backup catcher, not the starter as he was in 2013.

These spring exhibition games will seem even more absurd after the Dodgers play REAL games that actually count towards the regular season competition for entry into the 2014 tournament.


Dodgers down under. What the heck, mate?  Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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