Re: 2013 Season - Vent Thread
posted at 2/13/2013 7:03 PM EST
In response to jesseyeric's comment:
S.T. is upon us and yet I don't seem to have the usual excitement about this upcoming baseball season.
Obviously, one can say I am disinclined to get excited because the Yankees look extremely vulnerable. But they still are a talented team that for the most part should still compete for the post season. So why should this bother me?
One can also say I have lost interest because the one sports rivalry which I love - Boston/NY has basically petered out.
And finally, maybe it is because I am so disgusted with how the game itself is turning out. Stupid contracts are still being signed; players seem to have little regard for the fans and team owners seem to have even less regard.
Anyone else feeling this or maybe it is just Winter wearing me down?
Anyway, wishing all my friends here a great 2013 season. Hope you all enjoy it and don't suffer any strokes due to band managing, playing or F.o. decisions.
It could be a classic second division battle ... for the cellar. The worst teams money can buy. The Mets are even worse. The Dodgers are a popular pick, but too many pricy square pegs in even pricier round holes, perhaps a 500+ team as a result. We've seen this before. Ditto the Angels. So much for the huge media markets LA, NY, & RSN. Down (Relatively speaking) with Texas as well. Up (Ditto) with Clev. Also, the Nats look fantastic, and Toronto seems pretty good too .. at least on paper. IMO, Baltimore is better than the 40-1 Vegas odds ... much better if they get good SP. My reason for these expectations in reverse directions for Balt, Clev, & Tex? The MGR is a factor.